"This Is Not a Song, It's an Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues" as written by and Sixto Diaz Rodriguez Jesus Rodriguez....
The mayor hides the crime rate
Council woman hesitates
Public gets irate but forget the vote date
Weatherman complaining, predicted sun, it's raining
Everyone's protesting, boyfriend keeps suggesting
You're not like all of the rest

Garbage ain't collected, women ain't protected
Politicians using, people they're abusing
The mafia's getting bigger, like pollution in the river
And you tell me that this is where it's at

Woke up this morning with an ache in my head
I splashed on my clothes as I spilled out of bed
I opened the window to listen to the news
But all I heard was the Establishment's Blues

Gun sales are soaring, housewives find life boring
Divorce the only answer smoking causes cancer
This system's gonna fall soon, to an angry young tune
And that's a concrete cold fact

The pope digs population, freedom from taxation
Teeny Bops are uptight, drinking at a stoplight
Miniskirt is flirting I can't stop so I'm hurting
Spinster sells her hopeless chest

Adultery plays the kitchen, bigot cops non-fiction
The little man gets shafted, sons and monies drafted
Living by a time piece, new war in the Far East
Can you pass the Rorschach test?

It's a hassle it's an educated guess
Well, frankly I couldn't care less


Lyrics submitted by pat_rulz69, edited by jodallas

"This Is Not a Song, It's an Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues" as written by Jesus Rodriguez Sixto Diaz Rodriguez

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    General CommentI love this song!
    girlofjulyon October 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe really spoke to the youth in the 70's and 80's where there was struggle to make sense of the political situation. Seeing the movie took me back to my high school and college days. Sad to see he was never really recognized for his fabulous talen
    Callycon May 14, 2013   Link

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