Dark Money

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Voter turnout is down, frustration's at a new height
If you think they never listen to you, you're right
Twelve thousand lobbyists a day whisper in Congress's ears
And you get your say at the polls once every couple of years?

Dark money,
It's how you cheat when you're elite,
Just be discreet, burn the receipt

What can your country do for you?
You know I wish I had a clue.
Dreadful decisions every day, it's endless deja vu
Wall Street's got bills all stashed from the last stock market crash
Politicians get the cash; they give us IOUs

And it's they who choose who goes behind, who gets ahead
Who’s gonna be excused, who gonna end up dead
And when we're fed up with the setup we could vote them out
But corporate lobbyists still have their clout

Dark money,
It's how you cheat when you're elite
Just be discreet, burn the receipt

Business Roundtable keeps the working class unable
US Chamber of Commerce keeps up funding for bombers
Blue Cross/Blue Shield will make their patients yield
The NRA will help those shooters slay
Great America PAC put Donald Trump on his track
The Club for Growth, for greed and privilege, both
Uline and the brothers Koch make sure we're sick and broke
And thanks to Citizens United it's much harder to fight it

Ever since money is speech and corporations are people
Then Congress has been a leech from a swamp full of evil
And our voices aren't equal, they're all deaf to our moans
Who gave these special interest groups those megaphones?

So they can buy their drones, and they can bulldoze homes
And run their pipelines up and down through Yellowstone
And when we're dust and bones, historians are gonna wonder
Why we ever let them wreck and plunder

You’re sealed in ignorance bought by dark money
Their real constituents got that dark money
They’ll loot your silver and gold for dark money
Your future’s already sold with dark money
Dark money

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from Virtual Democracy, released March 3, 2020
Luke Johnson - drums, guitars, synths, vocals, strings
Shawn Her Many Horses - vocals, strings

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