Brainwashed in our childhood
Brainwashed by the school
Brainwashed by our teachers
And Brainwashed by all their rules

Brainwashed by our leaders
By our Kings and Queens
Brainwashed in the open and brainwashed behinde the scenes

God God God
A voice cries in the wilderness
God God God
It was on the longest night
God God God
An eternity of darkness
God God God
Someone turned out the spiritual light

Brainwashed by the Nikkei
Brainwashed by Dow Jones
Brainwashed by the FTSE
Nasdaq and secure loans
Brainwashed us from Brussels
Brainwashing us in Bonn
Brainwashing us in Washington
Westminster in London

God God God
You are the wisdom that we seek
God God God
The lover that we miss
God God God
Your nature is eternity
God God God
You are Existence, Knowledge, Bliss

The soul does not love. It is love itself
It does not exist. It is existence itself
It does not know. It is knowledge itself
How to know God, page 130**

They brainwashed my great uncle
Brainwashed my cousin Bob
They even got my grandma when she was working for the mob
Brainwash you while you’re sleeping
While in your traffic jam
Brainwash you while you’re weeping
While still a baby in your pram
Brainwashed by the military
Brainwashed under duress
Brainwashed by the media
You’re brainwashed by the press
Brainwashed by computers
Brainwashed by mobile phones
Brainwashed by the satelites
Brainwashed to the bone

God God God
Won’t you lead us through this mess
God God God
From the places of concrete
God God God
Nothing’s worse than ignorance
God God God
I just won’t accept defeat

God God God
Must be something I forgot
God God God
Down on Bullshit Avenue
God God God
If we can only stop the rot
God God God
Wish that you’d brainwash us too


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  • 0
    General Commentwhy are george harrison songs so awesome?
    weezerific:cutleryon June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbecause George Harrison was that awesome.
    daventhalas1on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGeorge does NOT have enough comments, people! He's only one of rock's greatest guitar players/songwriters! come on! get with it!
    turquoiseumbrellaon March 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat a fantastic finish to a fantastic career. I think the song is about how throughout our lives, we're given very little opportunity or encouragement to really think for ourselves.

    There's also some spiritual chanting in a different language at the end of this song that's not included in the above lyrics.
    bokononiston May 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics at the end are Hindu, I assume.
    They are as follows:

    Namah Parvarti Pataye Hare Hare Mahadev
    Namah Parvarti Pataye Hare Hare
    Namah Parvarti Pataye Hare Hare

    Shiva Shiva Shankara Mahadeva
    Hare Hare Hare Hare Mahadeva
    Shiva Shiva Shankara Mahadeva
    Shiva Shiva Shankara Mahadeva

    Namah Parvarti Pataye Hare Hare
    Namah Parvarti Pataye Hare Hare
    Shiva Shiva Shankara Mahadeva
    Shiva Shiva Shankara Mahadeva
    Mr. Blue Skyon October 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, he actually sings that chant with his son. Very powerful and relaxing to listen to. What a great album.
    majestikmoose9on January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA great song and fitting finale for one of the most revered musicians of all time. By the way, does anyone else seem to hear Ringo on the lyric "God, God, God"?
    Freddie77on August 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI cried during the breakdown with the tabla and the woman speaking. So beautiful and so sincere.

    The soul does not love. It is love itself
    It does not exist. It is existence itself
    It does not know. It is knowledge itself

    Beautiful.
    glorifiedg79on November 07, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commenthe WAS great + still IZ !! one of my fav songs, even tho his last. . .
    hippie-chickon June 26, 2004   Link

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