Train your brain

Train your brain
and feed your head
that’s what I learned about life
because it’s what they said

it’s ok to watch ’em blow us up
they show it on tv
but when we’re doing the killing
they don’t want you to see

they tell us why the people bombed our buildings
say they don’t like to be free
as if it’s really all that simple
you must be out of your tree

if we don’t like the way you run things
preemptive war from our side
yet the ones who sign the fattest contracts
are always first to hide

they sit in comfort and convenience
drink from a silver cup
they meet and plot and plan an unprovoked
war while they divide it up

train your brain
and feed your head
that’s what I learned about life
that’s what the people said

and someone’s always getting richer
as they decide our fate
keep the masses in a grip of fear
and teach them all to hate

you have no qualms about your meddling
in someone else’s affairs
so long as all your asshole buddies
can get the biggest shares

but just imagine for a second
if they had done it to us
came in and took away your president
and put you all on a bus

you say we’re fighting for their freedom
but we don’t have it at home
you locked away a lot of innocent people
while you’re still free to roam

train your brain
and feed your head
that’s what I learned about life
that’s what the people said

And now you talk about religion
say you’re appointed by god
you stand up there pontificating
while they just sit there and nod

but let me ask you one question
and then I’ll let you go
how’d you manage to convince them all
I guess we’ll never know

Train your brain
and feed your head
that’s all they taught me ’bout life
that’s all the people said

november, 2004