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We're Back, We're Mad, We're Singing (single)

by John Dodge

Released 2017
Released 2017
  • 03:52 Lyrics
    We're Back, We're Mad, We're Singing (single)

     

    If I could speak to those in power, I’d say

    Check your wristwatch, note the hour

    ‘Cause we’re out here and we’re watching you

    Seems like everything you do, you manage to

    Screw someone or make somebody angry

    Did you learn that back in military school? 

    Who convinced you that was cool?

     

    Oh, but I don’t mean to stand here and just complain, it’s really not that way

    ‘Cause you’ve been pretty good for business,

    Particularly the protest music business

    Which has been moribund in this country for far too long…

     

    But now we’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing

    That’s right, we’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing

     

    All the words you speak reflect on me and the American people

    You’re our representative to the whole human race

    So please check your raves and rants

    Keep your phone in your pants and your pen in your pocket

    Go out there and make us proud and stop all this fooling around

     

    Oh, but I don’t mean to say that it’s all been bad, it’s really not like that

    Why, you’ve brought back manufacturing,

    Particularly the manufacturing of those Little Pink Hats

    Artisanally knitted with sustainable wool

    From sheep humanely raised, dyed pink with organic beet juice

    The hats not the sheep—

    Which are suddenly everywhere all the rage…          

     

    Because we’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing

    We’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing

     

    Do you believe in the power of music to change the world? 

    Songs like Lennon’s Imagine and Dylan’s Blowin’ in the Wind? 

    Do you think we could go there again?

    Must be a million gals and guys like me armed with voices and ideals

    If you push us a bit too far, you’ll get push-back from these guitars…

     

    Oh, but thank you for bringing us together, just not in the way you expected

    Now we’re feeling greater and greater and greater and greater all the time…

     

    Because we’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing

    We’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing

    We’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing