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Song Parodies -> "The Trial - Big Government Edition"

Original Song Title:

"The Trial"

Original Performer:

Pink Floyd

Parody Song Title:

"The Trial - Big Government Edition"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Far above you the rabble
Under our golden domes
We rulers will decide for your kids
All of the ways they should be thinking
Should be thinking of all the things we do for them
They’ll pledge to us


You must ask us before you build
Or offer services
To clip or cook or paint or pour
We’ve papers you must file
If you’re not our friend
If we decide to get you
We’ve got reams of these provisions
We could hammer you today

Crazy if you don’t love it you are crazy
Get with our program
You must be trying to ruin our plans
Crazy If you object then you are crazy

We’ll call you up when we need guns
When we need bodies for our lead
To force our will upon the world and
Make some cash But Hey! We’ll paint our
Pretty flag on you. We’ll fill your ears with our best deceit.

If you won’t kill for us then we’ll throw you in our klink.

Pay me
You must fund my programs it’s the only way for change
All my bloated charities with lots of middlemen
Sure the money’s mostly wasted
It’s why I tend to fundraise with a gun

Pay us give us your labor you must pay us
Or you’ll be homeless
We’ll use you to pay for all of our plans
You’ll be our serf
Pay us we have decided you must pay us

Now welcome to our courtroom it is
Unrecognizable there’s no space for
your morals or reason
Look now at every actor
They are all in our employ:
The judge the prosecution
and the witnesses are ours
And if you do not grovel
If you scorn our legal twaddle
We’ll cage you until you capitulate
We own your life your land your money and your time
And Justice is whatever we want it to be

We own it all
If you're not familiar with it, here's the original Pink Floyd version, along with a rather brilliant video (although it has brief nudity and some disturbing images -- put it in the background if you just want the audio). Here's an audio of the new version, dedicated especially to those megalomaniacs who have found a happy home in government ;). I don't have any real equipment, so you might find the quality a little lacking. It's what I can do without spending reams of time (time is measured in reams, right?). If someone more technically or vocally talented is interested in spiffying this up, or doing a better version, they're absolutely welcome. Hope you enjoy anyway :)

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