Had to be flashin' like the daily double
Had to be playin' on tv
Had to be loud mouthed on the comedy hour
It had to be announced over loud speakers

The cia and the Mafia are in cahoots

It had to be said in old ladies' language
It had to be said in American headlines
And Kennedy stretched and smiled and got double crossed by lowlife goons and agents

Rich bankers with criminal connections
Dope pushers in cia working with dope pushers from Cuba
Working with Big time syndicate from Tampa, Florida

It had to be said with a big mouth
It had to be moaned over factory foghorns
It had to be chattered on car radio news broadcasts
It had to be screamed in the kitchen
It had to be yelled in the basement where uncles were fighting

It had to be howled on the streets by newsboys to bus conductors
Had to be foghorned into New York harbor
Had to echo under hard hats
Had to turn up the volume in the university ballrooms

Had to be written in library books, footnoted
Had to be in the headlines of the Times and Le Monde
It had to be barked over tv

Had to be heard in side-alleys through bar-room doors

It had to be played on wire services
Had to be bells ringing
Comedians stopped dead in the middle of a joke in Las Vegas

Had to be fbi chief J. Edgar Hoover and Frank Costello syndicate
Mouthpiece meeting in Central Park, New York, together weekends,
Reporting Time magazine

It had to be the Mafia and the cia together
Started a war on Cuba,
Bay of Pigs and poison assassination headlines

Had to be dope cops in the Mafia
Sold all that heroin in America

Had to be the fbi and organized crime
Working it together in cahoots
Against the commies

Had to be ringing on multinational cash registers
World-wide laundry for organized criminal money

It had to be the cia and the Mafia and the fbi together
Bigger than Nixon
And Bigger than war

Had to be a gorged throat full of murder
Had to be a mounted ass- a solid mass of rage
Had to be a red hot head
A scream in the back of the throat

Had to be in Kissengers' Brain
Had to be in Rockefellers' mouth
Had to be the central intelligence, the family, ?allthings?, the agency Mafia

One big set of criminal gangs
Working it together in cahoots

Murderers everywhere
Outraged on the Make?

Dirty and Rich

On top of a slag heap of (US) prisons
Industrial (US) cancer
(US) Plutonium smog
(US) Garbage cities
Grandmas' bed sores
Fathers' resentments

Had to be the rulers
Wanted law and order
And they got rich on wanting protection for the status quo

Wanted junkies
Wanted Attica
Wanted Kent State
Wanted war in Indochina


It had to be the cia and the Mafia and the fbi

Multinational capitalists
Strong arm spies
Private detective agencies for the oh so very rich
And their armies, their navies and air force bombing planes

It had to be capitalism
The vortex of this rage
This competition
Man to man

The horses head in a capitalists' bed
The Cuban's turf it's Competitions
Hitmen in gang wars across oceans

Bombing Cambodia
Settled the score

White House pots and pans
A warning to Mediterranean governments

The secret police embraced for decades

The nkvd and cia keep each other's secrets
The ogbu and dia never hit their own
The kgb and the fbi: One mind, Brute force and it's full of money

One mind, Brute force and it's full of money x5
And it's full of Money x3

They had to be rich
They had to be powerful

They had to murder in Indonesia 500000
They had to murder in Indochina 2000000
They had to murder in Czechoslovakia
They had to murder in Chile
They had to murder in Russia

And they had to murder in America.

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Hadda Be Playing On The Jukebox Lyrics

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