Banana Republican

from by Captain Moonlight

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excuse me sir could ye spare a second for me?
my name is mick guinness im your local td
i really need yer vote so if you could please
i'll give ye my word im still the big cheese
dont worry about the troubles and the times we are in
i'll get the job done with a shit eatin grin
i'll promise you the world,that much is certain
you want a meltdown im on the phone to joan burton
i'll solve unmeployment get yee all on the dole
work placement for the nation dig us out of this hole
n if its not enough then we'll give em the ole
heave ho there they go population control
innovation is the key to solve the situation
we'll save a few quid expediting emigration
if ye vote for that shower like a communist rally
you better know the words to the internationale
im here ta steer you all onto a righteous philosophy
free market enterprise,and lassez-faire policy
its a family business so vote for number one
keep my seat secure through each election
you cant call it nepotism when you vote for my son
he's qualified sure didnt i show him how its done
he might be a wanker but what can you do
hes cut from the same cloth that spent years fucking you


he's got the banks bailed with your money
what could he be a banana republican
some sleep on the street he drinks in marquees
what could he be a banana republican

his self service health cares not for me
what could he be a banana republican
a national resource sold out for shell to see
what could he be a banana republican


now now i know what your thinking dont get carried away
its time for a change its long overdue you might say
but before ye do lets look at the options
are ye really better off with the opposite nonsense
that blueshirt plank whats he talkin about
does he even know? i'd say theres a slight doubt
he seems like hes about to grab all the glory
then he opens his mouth and its enda story
little birdies in his skull singin tweet tweet twitter
his little deaths head shoved up alans shitter
whats left for the left they might like gil more
but that party is about as left as the freikorps
before ye know it they'll be all over this
poppin corks celebratin champagne socialists
a shower of dilletantes labour me hole
you'll be votin for the labour when ye sign on the dole
i'll speak my mind then dish out the criticism
once i no longer occupy my ministers position
i'm genuine a straight shooter im no hipocrit
i swear to christ this is my look like i give a shit
so keep it safe as houses my seat but not as cold
sure ye might say these days houses arent safe at all
cheaply built on bog land heavily priced and sold
to poor people who cant afford a rock to throw at the dail


he's got the banks bailed with your money
what could he be a banana republican
some sleep on the street he drinks in marquees
what could he be a banana republican

his self service health cares not for me
what could he be a banana republican
a national resource sold out for shell to see
what could he be a banana republican


i got interests in companies money spread out everywhere
i got cash in the back of my pocket i never new was there
investments in overseas accounts
bonds and stocks and shares who cares to what amounts
might be forever under fire from the villifiers,rumour mongers
naysayers,do nothings,me feiners and liars
begrudgers elbow nudgers befudgers of the truth
who'll trample all over yer good name and yer 3 piece suit
we'll change just enough that it seems like a change
our back bench rebellion voted in a new name
doesnt matter he presided over the great shame
out with the old and in with the same
so assemble the rabble speak with the passion of a rebel
but my revolutions aims to keep things at a stable level
an expert in rhetoric such as we care a lot
bout the weak and the vulnerable thats the shot
for spin is the word and we've mastered the craft
so give us your word go and vote overdraft
we'll get the cash no matter who gets in
and who gets to pay? congratulations you win


he's got the banks bailed with your money
what could he be a banana republican
some sleep on the street he drinks in marquees
what could he be a banana republican

his self service health cares not for me
what could he be a banana republican
a national resource sold out for shell to see
what could he be a banana republican

hes got a croke box the v i p
what could he be a banana republican
hes a sure shot rockin the real party
what could he be a banana republican

he's a high roller rippin us of for a fee
what could he be a banana republican
hes a man of the people but you don't see
what could he be a banana republican

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from Banana Republican, track released February 15, 2011

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