Now we're going to play a game, thats lots and lots of fun
I learned it from my auntie
I learned it from my uncle
My uncle has a secret job in Washington, D.C
Something fancy with the government, I think he knows the president...

First you line up in a row, and count eenie, meine, moe
There are guards and there are prisioners, and this is how it goes
1, 2, 3, you are free, and the rest must come with me
Who are you, are you a witch? No, you are a terrorist.
If you think that you aren't, you can tell us who you are,
But if you are not on the list, then you are a terrorist.

and the terrorist gets tortured
even if no proof exists, because we can't take any risks
and the terrorist gets ordered
to get back in line so we can play the game a second time

If you're just a pacifist, or some kind of activist,
Then you are a terrorist, why it says so on the list
If you're a writer, or artist, or a leather fetishist,
Then you are a terrorist, because it says so on the list.

And the terrorist gets tortured
Wether or not they want to play, he is guilty anyway
And the terrorist gets murdered
Unless the terrorist insists that he is not a terrorist

But we can't find you on the list, are you a doctor or a priest?
No, I'm a right-wing journalist. So you are a terrorist!
If your a fat capitolist, or a neo-nazi fachist
We can find you on the list, and you're not a terrorist

It is a very easy game, anyone can play it
People of all ages, genders, creeds, and races
Play it with a couple people, or a giant group
Entire contients can play, the rules don't change,
They stay the same.
And once the game is done and someone's won..
There is a variation that is almost just as fun...

1, 2, 3, come with me, and the rest of you go free,
If you lose and get left over then you are a sympathiser
If you are a singer/songwriter, or are a union organizer,
bet your bottom dollar that you are a sympathiser.

Sympathisers must be punished
Even worse than terrorists, as an example for the kids
Sympathisers must be banished
So to find out which is which we must refer back to the list...

If you are a church administrator, or a corporate stockholder,
Or a nuclear armsmaker, you are not a sympathiser.

If you're not a sympathiser, okay then be a terrorist,
You have to choose one or the other, or we have no game to play!


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    General CommentThis is a cover, of a song that Gerch Kreisler wrote in the '60s. However, since the lyrics are impossible to find, I didn't think there was a problem with posting it. It's a really cool song, fun and dark all at the same time. If you're looking for an mp3, send an email to com_dot_hotmail_at_kurama897 (sorry, trying to stop the evil spambots. ^^;)
    Seth17on February 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcover by georg kreisler. georg.
    who's cool.
    the cover's cool, too. i don't have anything insightful to say, though.
    zweiundzweion March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAhhh...

    So it's /Georg/ Kreisler...

    No wonder I couldn't get any google results!

    I was just going on the way it sounded in the Pre-song banter on my recording...
    Seth17on May 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUmm..

    While I'm still here, do you happen to know the german name of the song? In english, it sounds like "Das Noichspeil', and I'm sure I'm totally off... I'd love to hear an original, but I can't search for it until I know the name. Thanks!
    Seth17on May 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttry "Das Neue Spiel"
    Zephiron June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone have a recording of this? I'd love to hear it..
    jessicafinnie!on April 21, 2008   Link

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