Hey, hey, burned away
In the night on fire and the sunless day!
Ha, ha, rule of law!
Biggest lie you ever saw.
Fall wars here and big crimes there
Make such a fine excuse
To put your life in the hands of a man
Who will never turn you loose.
Boss and beaurocrat, cop and preacher,
We'll let them have their way.
They got power and all the Earth,
We've got hell to pay.
Trade your freedom and rights away
For their sworn security.
Trash the earth and spoil the waters
For a sound economy.
Just pay your taxes and do your job.
Be grateful you're workin' at all.
Don't make waves or the law will get you
'Fore this house of cards can fall.
Cops and soldiers, peace and war;
That's where your money goes.
Look how long last the summer droughts
And how black the winter snows.
Was it a war or "just pollution"
That ate a hole in the sky?
Watch our bosses run for cover
And leave us here to die.
Came a night when the sky was red
And a day when the sky was black,
And a roar of rage from the tortured millions
As they took their freedom back.
Enough of laws, enough of orders,
Enough of leaders and war.
Just one pledge to a suffering world...
No rulers anymore.
Biggest lie you ever saw