Note: I originally wrote this song on the day Clinton renewed the bombing of Iraq - after he bombed Sudan and Afghanistan. I changed one line from "we scratch your racist war" to "I scratch your NATO war." I made the change to not only reflect Clinton's "ethic cleansing" from the bowels of the White House, but also to point at the "liberals" (educated well-off folks, generally) who support Clinton's tragic and stupid bombing. It makes me feel alone. And ashamed. George W continued the same lies.

Dan "Cool Hand Uke" Scanlan


I Scratch Your Racist War

© 1998 Dan Scanlan, February 20, 1998; and March 24, 1999

Dm                   G7
I don't need teevee to tell me what's the score
C7                   F      C7      F    A7
I don't need Dan Rather pimping shore to shore
Dm
I know how to test for lies,
Bb
I can hear when a baby cries,
A7                  F°
I know it's corporate wool on my eyes
C7              C#7 C7 F
And I scratch your racist war.
A7                        F°
I know it's corporate wool on my eyes
C7              C#7C7 F
And I scratch your racist war.

Bb
Big shots, you have said it before
F
"The Vietnam syndrome is out the door"
G7
But you blacken the sky with your bombs galore
C7                     B7          C7
And the troops come home with a mystery sore.

Dm                   G7
I don't need teevee to tell me what's the score
C7                   F      C7      F    A7
I don't need Tom Brokaw pimping shore to shore
Dm
I know how to test for lies,
Bb
I can hear when a baby cries,
A7                  F°
I know it's corporate wool on my eyes
C7              C#7  C7  F
And I scratch your NA - TO war.
A7                        F°
I know it's corporate wool on my eyes
C7              C#7C7 F
And I scratch your racist war.


Bb
So you gonna' do it all again
F
Like you never heard of the Gulf of Tonkin?
G7
The lies get told so big and bold
C7                B7      C7
Slimy and thick like oil and gold.

 

Dm                   G7
I don't need teevee to tell me what's the score
C7               F      C7      F    A7
I don't need C N N pimping shore to shore
Dm
I know how to test for lies,
Bb
I can hear when a baby cries,
A7                  F°
I know it's corporate wool on my eyes
C7              C#7  C7  F
And I scratch your NA - TO war.
A7                        F°
I know it's corporate wool on my eyes
C7              C#7C7 F
And I scratch your racist war.

stopnato


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