You see it dominate the six o'clock news It's on the cover of your magazines The television is a horror show The paper reads like something by Stephen King
You've got forty lashes 'cross your back Guess your mommy can't control her rage Could it be because she just found out Your drunken daddy's got a girlfriend Who's half her age?
It's all alright, we're all alright It's all alright, we're all alright
I see a moralistic bourgeoisie Blocking clinics in a human chain While the orphanages overflow The children playing in the acid rain
Change the channel, God's right hand man Says send him money or I'll burn in Hell And on the news i find it's all been spent (That's where you money went) They caught him playing "feed the kitty" In some cheap motel
(But) It's all alright, we're all alright It's all alright, we're all alright
Big Brother tells me i can't live without my MTV, sporty car, snappy clothes and Visa card White picket fences and 2, 3 kids They try to medicate our minds And pray to God we never find The extent of all damage they did As April fades into December It'd do us all good to remember Even the dinosaurs couldn't give fate the slip Yes my friends, the bottoming is we've got The dumb leading the deaf and blind We're fresh out of parachutes And we're headed for the edge of a cliff
Look at us kids and all we deal with today We love in fear 'cause of some monkey's disease And 'cause our parents let the rainforests die In twenty years, the sun will boil the seas And Mr. President don't give a shit Says, "hallelujah, the recession's gone!" He spends a tril to keep the Commies away When there's a thousand homeless Camping on the white house lawn
It's all alright, we're all alright We're all alright, we're all alright
My question to the american people is, Who do you trust?