'We've Got A Bigger Problem Now' appears on the album In God We Trust, Inc. (1981)....
I am Emperor Ronald Regan
Born again with fascist cravings
Still, you make me president

Human rights will soon go 'way
I am now your Shah today
Now I command all of you
Now your gonna pray in school
I'll make sure they're christian too

[Chorus]
California Uber Alles
Uber Alles California

Ku Klux Klan will control you
Still you think it's natural
Nigger knockin for the master race
Still you wear a happy face

[Chorus]

Welcome to 1984
Are you ready for the Third World War?!?
You too will meet the secret police
They'll draft you and they'll jail your niece

You'll go quietly to boot camp
They'll shoot you dead, make you a man
Don't worry, it's for a cause
Feeding global corporations' claws

Die on a brand new poison gas
El Salvador or Afghanistan
Making money for President Regan
And all the friends of President Regan

[Chorus]


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"We've Got a Bigger Problem Now" as written by Eric Reed Boucher Darren Henley

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    General Commentiamtheowl, yes, it's California Uber Alles updated for Reagan's election as president. The original bashed a pretty harmless hippie governor, who just happened to be a little too ambitious for Biafra's tastes. But after Reagan got elected, Brown's ambitious hippie-state ideas started looking pretty damn insignificant. Hence the title of this song.
    MarkSandmanon May 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPure genius!
    infotainment_ladon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentanyone know if this is just like part two of California Uber Alles, or why the similar lyrics?
    clumsy_childon April 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwas it re-written for reagens recent election victory or am i completely wrong?
    iamtheowlon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song its amazing.... so fucking good, i like this "update" better than the original California Uberalles
    +-+A.F.I+-+on July 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love how in the mutiny on the bay version jello messes up on the word oppertunity (saying instead opperty) and not only do they leave it (how many bands would do that) but he is able to recover and make it sound good
    naes_masinon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA lot of punk fans today bashed Reagan and don't even know why he deserves it. But there is a reason. He was an old man whose mind was going fast, who didn't like to actively participate in his own decision-making, who completely ignored the poor thinking that they were all poor by their own choice, who covered up his own gaping blunders with anecdotes that didn't actually happen, and whose administration made some of the most glaring oversights in the history of US politics. The media hailed him as the "Great Communicator". If Bush had the communication skills of Ronald Reagan, his approval ratings would probably be just as high.
    Balleron January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere's a version i've heard that opens with "Last call for alcohol, last call for freedom of speech. Drink Up, Happy hour is now enforced by law. Don't forget our house special, it's called a Trickie Dickie Screwdriver, it's got 1 part Jack Daniels, 2 parts Purple Kool-aid, and a jigger of fermaldahyde from the jar with hitler's brain in it we got in the back store-room"

    My question is, why the reference to RIchard Nixon (trickie dickie screwdriver), is he just like "yeah ronald reagan sucks, but don't forget when Richard Nixon screwed us over"? or what?
    iknowmyonionon January 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentiknowmyonion, that is the version we're talking about, but since he says it instead of sings it I guess it doesn't belong in the lyrics
    Pyrokinetic_Punkeron February 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti feel that if you replace Reagen with Bush many if not all of DK's songs remain relevent today.
    insane metal fanon April 08, 2006   Link

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