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​The Got No Shotgun Hydrahead Octopus Blues

This song is by David Baerwald and appears on the album Triage (1992).

We got government by ignorance and lots of lobbies in a line
And stick-twirling painclerks out punching in their time
Dread damaged Democrats dangling for a dime
And paid-for paperboys there to keep the public blind

Us we got nothing no reason no clue
Just the got no shotgun hydrahead octopus blues

We got drug war arms pimps with all their paydolls in a row
The cold war cowboys need another row to hoe
Air Force C-130s flying out of Mexico
Machine guns going one way and cocaine coming home

Us we got nothing no reason no clue
Just the got no shotgun hydrahead octopus blues

The time is ripe for pure dissent
If you got money from the mob and muscle from the government...

You blow off one head you get another dozen
The money gods of Washington got a lot of waiting cousins
Bellies full of Cutty Sark and faces ripe for mugging
The tyrant and the mob are joined up like a witch's coven
And the whitecoats and the technocrats are warming up their ovens

Us we got nothing no reason no clue
Just the got no shotgun hydrahead octopus blues...

Music by:

David Baerwald

Lyrics by:

David Baerwald