The myth is real


Text písně The myth is real

In san francisco you can be mayor at 18  
But ya gotta be 26 to drive a cab  

What goes on  
Is not what we're told to see  

Patrick henry said "Give me liberty or death" 
A the time he owned 65 slaves  

The myth is real - Let's eat  

Fake patriots say you can't burn the flag  
But guess who whines the most  
'bout having to pay taxes  
To their country  

Cover up  
Dow Jones  
Where's home  
When everything we lean on  
Is up for sale  

Ad lady purrs, "Drink our liquor, you'll get laid"  
Next billboard says, "Don't drink and drive"  

What goes on is not what we're told to see  

Panic! Panic! War on drugs  
But you can buy beer at gas stations  

The myth is real - let's eat  

Pagan priests first used perfume  
To mask the smell of burning flesh  
Back in ancient Rome  
The statues were unscrewed  
Leaders change - just replace the heads  

Cover up  
We are  
In life  
Roulette wheel  
Or the ball inside  

Anyone out there stopped to think  
What our lives might be like today  
If Karl Marx was as good a salesman  
As Walt Disney  

The bacon brought  
You home to cook  
The lobster lets  
Itself get boiled  
Looks too hard to climb  
Out of the pot with all the crabs  
Fear the unknown  
Who taught you that?  

One hundred million trees a year  
Get made into junk mail no one reads  
What goes on is not what we're told to see  

Half of all americans don't read books  
I'm one of them, but you're reading this  

The myth is real - let's eat  

General Robert E. Lee  
Freed his slaves before Grant freed his  
Brian Willson's legs  
Severed by a train  
The crew sues him for stress  

Levis were once made of hemp *  
From the marijuana plant  
One acre makes four times more paper  
Than an acre of trees  

More protein than soy beans  
Threat to logging companies  
Du Pont and tobacco barons  
Got it banned in '37  

The world is made of connections  
So many sheep in wolf's clothing  
Scary times are never dull  
How long before our empire falls  

No one wants the Pentagon  
Toilets for six hundred bucks  
Japanese spend twice as much  
On pinball as defense  

Meanwhile concerned citizens  
In Albany, Oregon  
Try to ban a book  
'Cos it makes fun of Santa Claus  

We're told 80% of people like the President in the polls  
While only 15% believe he's in control  
And 64% of lowans surveyed  
Want to be reincarnated as themselves