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February 25, 2004

Mr. Answer Man Discovers Your Rare Libertarian Song Lyrics

For Hraka reader Kimberly Jacob, who has a project due but couldn't find the lyrics to The Rainmaker's Government Cheese online. While I couldn't locate them either via Google's web search, I did eventually locate them in Groups.

Government Cheese
Give a man a free house and he'll bust out the windows
Put his family on food stamps, now he's a big spender
No food on the table and the bills ain't paid
'Cause he spent it on cigarettes and P.G.A.
They'll turn us all into beggers 'cause they're easier to please
They're feeding out people that Government Cheese

Give a man free food and he'll figure out a way
To steal more than he can eat 'cause he doesn't have to pay
Give a woman free kids and you'll find them in the dirt
Learning how to carry on the family line of work
It's the man in the White House, the man under the steeple
Passing out drugs to the American people
I don't believe in anything, nothing is free
They're feeding our people that Government Cheese

Decline and fall, fall down baby
Decline and fall, said fall way down now
Decline and fall, fall down little mama
Decline and fall, decline and fall

Give a man a free ticket on a dead end ride
And he'll climb in the back even though nobody's driving
Too goddamn lazy to crawl out of the wreck
And he'll rot while he waits for the welfare check
Going to hell in a handbag, can't you see
I ain't gonna eat no Government Cheese

Prices for a used copy of the Rainmakers cd containing this song are now at $87.99 and up at Amazon. You can have a free taste here, though. You'll need RealPlayer. (If you're trying to listen at some date in the future and the link above does not work, it may be that I've removed the sound file to save on server space. Drop me a line and I'll email you a copy or reenable the link.)

Posted by Bigwig at February 25, 2004 10:23 AM | TrackBack
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I got to see the Rainmakers in Germany on tour, and own a couple of their later CD's. Good stuff, I just wish the disk with Government Cheese would be reissued.

Posted by: Ted at February 25, 2004 12:18 PM
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