The Revolution Will Be Merchandised

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    Superpowerfragilis: Or How I Learned To Stop Caring And Love The Drug (LP)
    Vancouver And All The Reasons Why (EP)
    Songs (EP)
    Heaven On A Branch (LP)

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"The Revolution Will be Merchandised is an example of a pure pop song: Broadway choruses, sharp lyrics and jaunty brass."

-Matthew, Song By Toad

lyrics

-LYRICS-

And still the worst is yet to come
Heavy suspicion that we’re dumb
Maybe they’re right
Who on earth will fight?

Years and years have gone awry
Smoke keeps finding ways to fill the sky

And everything breaks in its right place
The beast has put on its saddest face
Cheered by congress
As if they think of us

Cowards who hide their faces
They live in different places
Far from the streets where kids get murdered on a daily basis
No claim of having a voice
We’ve never had a real choice
Those cost much more then we’ve got

You just won’t believe how long the line will be
The revolution, sure as hell
Will be merchandised
The revolution, sure as hell
Will be merchandised
Monitor wants to see your pass
You are cutting the middle class
The day will come
You’ll rule a big slum

On one fact the poor can still depend
Numbers always win it in the end

Sit in the classroom where they’ll choose you your heroes
You must get with the programming
United States of Ones and Zeros
Cow's got bling so to it you bow
Dogs go arf and kitties go meow
Flags don’t say anything at all
Feelies will satisfy our comfort without an answer
Asia is working on a cure for the Roman Cancer
You can eat the sand they feed you
Just remember that they need you
Guns point at Doubting Thomas
Have you bought your final promise?

You won’t believe how long the line will be
The revolution, sure as hell
Will be merchandised
Just like the last one, sweetie
Merchandised

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from Meal Ticket To Purgatory, released June 18, 2007

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