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​Same Thing

This song is by Flobots and appears on the album Fight with Tools (2007).

Somewhere between prayer and revolution
Between Jesus and Huey P. Newton
That's where you find Johnny Five shoot-shootin'
Water guns at the audience while you're scootin'
Your gluteus max due to the fact that he's tootin'
On the horn gonna warn you that I'm rootin'
For the other team in the culture wars
So I stab the beast belly as the vulture snores

Yo, Joe
Let it blow with convulsive force
Till walls fall off their false supports
Till Jericho's aircraft carriers alter course
And all brave young Americans are called ashore
'Cause we've already lost the war they keep wagin'
Splatterin' the streets in battles that keep ragin'
Bloodyin each page of the story that we're studyin'
Each day the same just the names keep changin'

Saying the same things over again
Repeatin' the same slogans, we don't know where we've been
We've been all over the globe on our government's funds
Leavin' man, woman, and child dead, bloody, and numb

Saying the same things over again
Repeatin' the same slogans, we don't know where we've been
We've been overthrowing leaders with legitimate views
Democratically elected but we didn't approve

How many times can the line divide?
How many wars to uphold your pride?
These fears, uncontrolled just swoll the tide
Of blood in the streets while the people die
I'ma keep on tryin'
Longs as suffering is multiplyin'
And why not
These souls get tossed and left out to rot
My backs broad enough to help lift your cross
As long as you help with mine
The process of healing will take some time
To see the pain in your face is the same as mine
It's not a game or a race but the stakes is high
We maintain our mistakes for the sake of sides
As long as it takes I'll say it one more time
As long as it takes I'll say it one more time
As long as it takes I'll say it one more time

Saying the same things over again
Repeatin' the same slogans, we don't know where we've been
We've been all over the globe on our government's funds
Leavin' man, woman, and child dead, bloody, and numb

Saying the same things over again
Repeatin' the same slogans, we don't know where we've been
We've been overthrowing leaders with legitimate views
Democratically elected but we didn't approve

Same thing
"U.S." is not "us"
Same thing
And "us" is not "we"
Same thing
And we are not satisfied
Same thing
And we're tired of the same thing
Same thing
And we're ready to make change
Same thing
Are we ready to make change?

We need money for health care and public welfare
Free Mumiaand Leonard Peltier
Human needs, not corporate greed
Drop the debt and legalize weed
We say "yes" to grassroots organization
"No" to neoliberal globalization
Bring the troops back to the USA
And shut down Guantanamo Bay

Who let 'em overthrow Jacobo Árbenz?
Who let 'em overthrow Mohammad Mosaddegh?
Who let 'em assassinate Salvador Allende?
I didn't let 'em but they did it anyway
Who let 'em overthrow Kwame Nkrumah?
Who let 'em overthrow Aristide?
Who let 'em assassinate Óscar Romero?
I didn't let 'em but they did it indeed

Well, don't let them assassinate Hugo Chávez
Don't let them assassinate Evo Morales
And bring back Martin, Malcolm, Medgar
Hampton, Schwerner, Goodman, Chaney

Sayin' the same things over again