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Wont Get Fooled Again

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Won't Get Fooled Again

Won't Get Fooled Again

We'll be fighting in the street, with our children at our feet
And the morals that we worshipped will be gone.
And the men who spurred us on, sit in judgment of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song.

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play, just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again!

The change it had to come, we knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that's all.
The world looks just the same, and history ain't changed
'cause the banners, they have all flown in the last war.


I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive.
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
For I know that the hypnotized never lie.

There's nothing in the street, that's any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by the by
And the parting on the left, is now the parting on the right.
And the beards have all grown longer overnight.


Meet the new boss -- Same as the old boss!

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