Posts Tagged ‘los ladrones que mandan’

how about a world?

November 9, 2019

you sell guns, bombs, pills
and imperial slaughter
how about a world
where kids can drink the water?

you get paid to tell lies on tv
is that really
who you wanted to be?

you sell a war against the poor
and the middle class
while you make a sweet living
up a billionaire’s ass

falsifying is your career
I can smell your soul
rotting from here

by Richard W. Bray

how many children did you kill today?

September 21, 2019

Washing out the spot
That never goes away
How many children
Did you kill today?

Staring at the basin
In all your distress
What happens in your head
Is anybody’s guess

Now you’re making speeches
Reciting practiced lies
I wonder what’s behind
The empty in your eyes

Where does it come from?
The hunger that devours
Destroying whole countries
For a little taste of Power

by Richard W. Bray

Bernie Makes My Skin Crawl

August 15, 2019

Every time he gives a speech
He fills up the hall
Bernie makes my skin crawl

Always trying to help the people
Such incredible gall
Bernie makes my skin crawl

He doesn’t bow down
When the billionaires call
Bernie makes my skin crawl

Trying to fix the country
With his commie cabal
Bernie makes my skin crawl

I’m paid to tell lies
And make heroes look small
Bernie makes my skin crawl

by Richard W. Bray

Regular Joe in the Mushy Mushy Middle

May 11, 2019

I love to get along
I’m so sensible and wise
Always helping out the rich folks
Cuz I love to compromise

You can find me on the road
In the mushy mushy middle
With all my big money boys
And the dead armadillos

I’m a Regular Joe
And I love the common man
You know I love your daughter
I’m doing what I can

You can find me on the road
In the mushy mushy middle
With all my big money boys
And the dead armadillos

I’ve been taking their cash
For forty-seven years
I really oughta listen
When they sing in my ear

You can find me on the road
In the mushy mushy middle
With all my big money boys
And the dead armadillos

We sent away your jobs
And we called it free trade
But it worked out pretty well
Cuz all my friends got paid

You can find me on the road
In the mushy mushy middle
With all my big money boys
And the dead armadillos

You wanna save the world
And give the folks a fair shake
Do I look like Karl Marx?
Just give me a break

You can find me on the road
In the mushy mushy middle
With all my big money boys
And the dead armadillos

by Richard W. Bray

Acting Grown

August 18, 2018

maybe when the grownups
start acting grown
we’ll stop choosing money
over flesh and bone

maybe when the grownups
start acting grown
we’ll send compassion
instead of drones

maybe when the grownups
start acting grown
we’ll pick up a child
and put down the phone

maybe when the grownups
start acting grown
we’ll take care of each other
and cast away stones

by Richard W. Bray

Selling drugs and guns and war

July 28, 2018

you vacuumed out your soul
now you’re trying make it whole

can’t hide the empty in your eyes
when lips are spewing lies

you deny the things you do
is there anything that’s true?

can’t fix the clutter in your head
can’t fix the people who are dead

pocket your profits — don’t keep score
selling drugs and guns and war

by Richard W. Bray

All you crazy dreamers

June 23, 2018

All you crazy dreamers
You silly, silly fools
Wanting Medicare for all
And parks and roads and schools

All you crazy dreamers
You’re such a bunch of clowns
Bitching and moaning
When our bridges fall down

All you crazy dreamers
You’re so full of boloney
We can’t protect ourselves
With rainbows and ponies

All you crazy dreamers
You’ll never understand
We blow up other countries
For a stronger Homeland

It’s a mean and scary world
If you really love your moms
You’d spend all your money
On guns and tanks and bombs

by Richard W. Bray

Maybe I’m a Russian troll

May 4, 2018

I’m Burning for Bernie
Nina Turner Rocks
I’m there for Sarandon
Right down to my socks
Power to the people is my ultimate goal
Maybe I’m a Russian troll

They took away the pensions
And destroyed the middle class
Ain’t a lot of sense in
Kissing neoliberal ass
Bankers gotta pay back everything they stole
Maybe I’m a Russian troll

Who’s the Resistance?
Here’s a little hint:
Always talking bout themselves
And ignoring Flint
Gonna take a lot of love to make this country whole
Maybe I’m a Russian troll

They’re sharpening their tongues
I’ve seen this film before
They keep talking about freedom
When they wanna start a War
Now these crazy fools wanna vaporize Seoul
Maybe I’m a Russian troll

by Richard W. Bray

selling loosies on the street is a capital crime

April 7, 2018

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Trying to raise your kids
Living life and working hard
And you ain’t even safe
In your grandma’s backyard

The crooks in DC
Ain’t doing no time
But selling loosies on the street
Is a capital crime

They promise people hope
They promise people change
Politicians only care
About the stock exchange

The crooks in DC
Ain’t doing no time
But selling loosies on the street
Is a capital crime

Time to hit the streets
Time to make some noise
Cuz the people in charge
Don’t give us no other chioce

The crooks in DC
Ain’t doing no time
But selling loosies on the street
Is a capital crime

by Richard W. Bray

We’re the Neoliberals

April 4, 2018

We’re the Neoliberals
Making sure the hawks will soar
We celebrate our soldiers
By starting lots of wars

We’re the Neoliberals
We’re shutting down the stores
Haven’t cared about the working man
Since 1984

We’re the Neoliberals
We love the One Percent
If you don’t like Austerity
Get out of our tent

We’re the Neoliberals
We’re modern day pagans
We idolize the dollar
And we worship Ronald Reagan

by Richard W. Bray