"Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too" as written by and Gregg Alexander....
Consider the fact that
Maybe you've been brainwashed too
Many will tell you otherwise
I bet you trust your bank
Just wait until it tanks
Your parents had it planned
We're almost just like them?
Fun Racist professional sports
Management gets the real rewards
Multinational owned evening news

If we believe we're fools
You watch 4.5 hours of TV a day
And we should listen to what you have to say?
Opinions on life and the world
You eat at the Hard Rock abroad and you disrespect your girl

Sexism so ingrained
That women get the blame
Is it smug middle class satisfaction you peddle?
Better hope your car don't breakdown in the ghetto

Rich companies lobby best
Use their products, prepare to lose a breast
Why your sick mother's health insurance got
"Accidentally" canceled is no mystery
Somebody's paying the government a lot
To have access to everybody's medical history

Greedy banks bought all the farms
Chemical food, aren't our lives charmed
Teenagers baited, their money spent

With credit cards at twenty percent
Too broke to worry about the loan
Their funkin turning off your phone
And politics, a fuckin' joke

Right and left, they're both a hoax
Just hope the "international" markets don't crash
Rock 'n' Roll! Some truth? Alas!
Careerist cowards sucking ass

Is real investigative reporting dead?
Of course, but keep watching your CNN
The glitz, the glamor, all jokes aside
If a sponsor pays enough,
They'd turn a blind eye on 3rd world genocide

"Bro, don't get heavy, the bills are paid!"
Twice a week (missionary style) we all get laid
Middle management goes first, your out on your ass
Most ignorance is bred at home

Good Christian families? Then why condone
Petty hatred of anything different or new
The fat girl hung herself in June

No love at home, they thought she was strong
Her classmates made her up her own song
"Piggy Peggy ate everyone's pie"

The kids moved on, one teacher cried
The kids switched targets the week after she died
Well? human nature won't change much
Unless we make a shameful bunch
Of those we see so glaringly

Who show hate, ignorance and hypocrisy
Don't be a coward, make a stand!
Get in their face, act like a ham
Let people know it's not PC
To be greedy and judgmental under the guise of religion and democracy

Get loud and stand up every time
If you even give a fuck about mankind
'cause if human nature don't evolve soon
Don't kid yourself, you're fucking doomed
Don't run away from change and growth
Let's start right now, "I take the oath!"

But first accept one simple truth
That maybe we've been brainwashed too
So cynical, so hip, so full of shit
They told us to shut the fuck up and write another hit


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"Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too" as written by Gregg Alexander

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    General Commentmightybackwardfall is right. the lyrics are impossible to make out so you're forced to look at the sleeve notes and take notice of Alexanders little bit of social commentary, which sticks in your head because you've read it rather than listened to it.

    very clever

    just wish i knew how to do the baboon
    selfishisgorgeouson March 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song but I wish someone could post the real lyrics. (the lyrics here aren't the ones actually sung)
    Kylekmcdon February 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have no idea what the real words are in this song...does anyone know?
    creedspazzon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti want the real lyrics too! :(
    kiramekufairyon September 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe real words are not important I think. I think the lyircs in the booklet are for you to read while listening to the song and the singing in the song is just there for "backup". this is some really deep shit
    svenny gon May 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti'm not sure there are 'real' lyrics. i think very few actual words are sung.
    nickptaron June 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe real lyrics:

    I come, you're there when I call you.
    I come, turn me around, baby, inside, yeah.
    I come pickin' my fight, back just around you, yeah.
    I come, don't matter why, yeah.
    You stay around, yeah.
    You're runnin' outta space.
    You run, you're down, you thumb it in my face.
    Your soul is black. Just carry'n it around and I, yeah, ho.
    I call, it's over the phone, again too soon, choo, choo.
    I'm you and me, I'm all the answers. I am the bim bum bim.
    Ooh, you make me wild, yeah. You and me.
    My only desire is to hide. Keep up, keep up.
    Ooo, na ooo, na, ooo, no, ooo, na.
    Ooo, na, ooo, na, ooo, na, ooo, na.
    Ooo, da, ooo, da hoo, lay, oh.
    You're set for doin' my new dance,
    the baboon, the baboon, the baboon, yeah.
    Heh, heh. Shit on it. Come on, its you. You're ridin' on the floor.
    It's out back. It's out the door.
    It's here, it's there, but baby, it's ev'ry where buy I hide.
    Whatever makes you live,
    whatever makes you high,
    whatever makes you smile.
    You make me feel wild, yeah.
    You make me feel child, ooh, yeah.
    You make me feel wi-ild,
    whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa , whoa, ooh.
    Well, no matter what I will be there for you.
    In awhile we're gon' try.
    C-Baconon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe real lyrics:

    I come, you're there when I call you.
    I come, turn me around, baby, inside, yeah.
    I come pickin' my fight, back just around you, yeah.
    I come, don't matter why, yeah.
    You stay around, yeah.
    You're runnin' outta space.
    You run, you're down, you thumb it in my face.
    Your soul is black. Just carry'n it around and I, yeah, ho.
    I call, it's over the phone, again too soon, choo, choo.
    I'm you and me, I'm all the answers. I am the bim bum bim.
    Ooh, you make me wild, yeah. You and me.
    My only desire is to hide. Keep up, keep up.
    Ooo, na ooo, na, ooo, no, ooo, na.
    Ooo, na, ooo, na, ooo, na, ooo, na.
    Ooo, da, ooo, da hoo, lay, oh.
    You're set for doin' my new dance,
    the baboon, the baboon, the baboon, yeah.
    Heh, heh. Shit on it. Come on, its you. You're ridin' on the floor.
    It's out back. It's out the door.
    It's here, it's there, but baby, it's ev'ry where buy I hide.
    Whatever makes you live,
    whatever makes you high,
    whatever makes you smile.
    You make me feel wild, yeah.
    You make me feel child, ooh, yeah.
    You make me feel wi-ild,
    whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa , whoa, ooh.
    Well, no matter what I will be there for you.
    In awhile we're gon' try.
    C-Baconon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAny ideas why they chose to sing a completely different song to the one written in the book?
    Or maybe it's summed up in the post script:
    "So cynical, so hip, so full of shit
    They told us to shut the fuck up and write another hit"
    ThatKidSteveon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with svenny g, i think the "real" lyrics aren't that important, and the music is just a setup for a really good poem that is the lyrics in the cd cover
    revzxr5on February 23, 2006   Link

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