Kleptocracy Now!

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lyrics

Ostensibly the information age
Evil enemy eyes keep us engaged
Preoccupied while the pivotal war is waged

Shifting blame on a faceless enemy
Selling rainbow bourgeouis fantasy
Familiar ploy, but we buy it faithfully

Kleptocracy now!
Hypocrisy now!
Plutocracy now!
Kleptocracy now!

Aristcracy now! (While we’re all stuck hoping and dreaming)
Dishonesty now! (Of a world with the sunlight gleaming)
All I can see now! (Various dark forces are scheming)
Kleptocracy now!

Strip the tires off the public economy
Sell the scraps to private industry
Replace it with some corporate bureaucracy
(It’s a company policy)

High and dry and the sky fades into grey
‘Cause the ones we hoped would save the day
Ransacked and hauled it all away

Kleptocracy now!
Hypocrisy now!
Plutocracy now!
Kleptocracy now!

Autocracy now! (While we were all stuck hoping and dreaming)
Monstrosity now! (Of a world with the sunlight gleaming)
Will velocity now! (Various dark forces were scheming)
Kleptocracy now!

Aristocracy now! (Time is gone, old glory has faded)
Brutal philosophy now! (It’s been plundered, pillaged, and raided)
Doomsday prophecy now! (Appetites that will never be sated)
Kleptocracy now!

Mass austerity now! (Wide-eyed, blind to dysfunction)
Wealth disparity now! (Lives of comfort, and consumption)
For posterity now! (Looking for the root of the all this corruption)
Kleptocracy now!

If I can see how
Kleptocracy now...

credits

from Virtual Democracy, released March 3, 2020
Shawn Her Many Horses - guitars, bass guitar, synth, vocals
Luke Johnson - drums, vocals

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