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Lyr Add: 'Cops of the World' redux

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AUTOMATION SONG
BOUND FOR GLORY
CHANGES
CHORDS OF FAME
DRAFT DODGER RAG
FLOWER LADY
HILLS OF WEST VIRGINIA
I AIN'T MARCHIN' ANYMORE
I'M GOING TO SAY IT NOW
IN THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER
IS THERE ANYBODY HERE?
JIM DEAN OF INDIANA
LINKS ON THE CHAIN
LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL
LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL
NO MORE SONGS
ONE MORE PARADE
OUTSIDE OF A SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
PHIL
PLEASURES OF THE HARBOR
SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
TALKING BIRMINGHAM JAM
THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT AND THAT WAS THE MAN
THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT, THAT WAS THE MAN 2
THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GONNA BE
THE POWER AND THE GLORY
THE WAR IS OVER
THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE
TOO MANY MARTYRS
WHAT'S THAT I HEAR? (FREEDOM CALLING)
WHEN I'M GONE


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Mark Cohen 21 Aug 02 - 12:05 AM
GUEST,Greg F.(remote machine) 21 Aug 02 - 09:15 AM
GUEST,It's still not in the DT 02 Mar 04 - 02:15 AM
The Fooles Troupe 26 Feb 05 - 01:18 AM
goodbar 26 Feb 05 - 04:45 PM
GUEST 26 Feb 05 - 08:52 PM
Peace 26 Feb 05 - 11:45 PM
The Fooles Troupe 27 Feb 05 - 03:28 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: COPS OF THE WORLD (Phil Ochs)
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 12:05 AM

All this stuff in the news about the US trying to come up with a plausible excuse for bombing Iraq reminded me of this Phil Ochs song from 1968. It's not in the D.T., so here are the lyrics.

COPS OF THE WORLD

by Phil Ochs, (c)1966, 1968 Barricade Music, Inc.

Come, get out of the way, boys, quick, get out of the way
You'd better watch what you say, boys, better watch what you say
We've rammed in your harbor and tied to your port
And our pistols are hungry and our tempers are short
So bring your daughters around to the fort
'Cause we're the cops of the world, boys, we're the cops of the world

We pick and choose as we please, boys
Pick and choose as we please
You'd better get down on your knees, boys
You'd best get down on your knees
We're hairy and horny and ready to shack
And we don't care if you're yellow or black
Just take off your clothes and lay down on your back
'Cause we're the cops of the world, boys, we're the cops of the world

Our boots are needing a shine, boy, boots are needing a shine
But our Coca-Cola is fine, boys, Coca-Cola is fine
We've got to protect all our citizens fair
So we'll send a battalion for everyone there
And maybe we'll leave in a couple of years
'Cause we're the cops of the world, boys, we're the cops of the world

And dump the REds in a pile, boys, dump the Reds in a pile
You'd better wipe off that smile, boys, better wipe off that smile
We'll spit through the streets of the cities we wreck
And we'll find you a leader that you can elect
Those treaties we signed were a pain in the neck
'Cause we're the cops of the world, boys, we're the cops of the world

And clean the johns with a rag, boys, clean the johns with a rag
If you like, you can use your flag, boys, if you like, you can use your flag
We've got too much money; we're looking for toys
Guns will be guns, and boys will be boys
But we'll gladly pay for all we've destroyed
'Cause we're the cops of the world, boys, we're the cops of the world

And please stay off of the grass, boys, please stay off of the grass
Here's a kick in the ass, boys, here's a kick in the ass
We'll smash down your doors; we don't bother to knock
We've done it before, so why all the shock
We're the biggest and toughest kids on the block
And we're the cops of the world, boys, we're the cops of the world

And when we've butchered your sons, boys, when we've butchered your sons
Have a stick of our gum, boys, have a stick of our bubblegum
We own half the world, oh say can you see
And the name for our profits is democracy
So like it or not you will have to be free
'Cause we're the cops of the world, boys, we're the cops of the world

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Cops of the World' redux
From: GUEST,Greg F.(remote machine)
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 09:15 AM

Yup, Mark, it's a real "déjà vu all over again" situation.

With Ashcroft's 'New McCarthyism' and Dumbya's neo-imperialism, we've got the worst of the '50's plus the '60's.

The saddest note is that the majority of the U.S. electorate has apparently learned not thing one from the mistakes of either decade.

A shame Phil couldn't have hung on a bit longer- he'd have had plenty of work.

Best, Greg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Cops of the World' redux
From: GUEST,It's still not in the DT
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 02:15 AM

It's still not in the DT


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Cops of the World' redux
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 01:18 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Cops of the World' redux
From: goodbar
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 04:45 PM

i like that song a lot.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Cops of the World' redux
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 08:52 PM

says it all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Cops of the World' redux
From: Peace
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 11:45 PM

There was a great line from the TV series, "MASH". Hawkeye delivered it: "If Korea is a police action, why don't they send cops?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Cops of the World' redux
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 03:28 AM

Now that M.A.S.H. has been mentioned, Louden Wainwright appeared in a couple of episodes, playing his guitar. Any info on those songs? - you perhaps should reply in a seperate thread... can't find any reference on Mudcat.


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