from The California Sun by Eliot Eidelman

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One of these days they're gonna ship me away
to my four by six cell in Guantanamo Bay
all because of the words that I say
call it freedom of speech in the U.S. of A.

Once of these days I'm gonna pick up the phone
and at the end of the line there won't be no tone
just some FBI guys whisperin Shh, he's home
I'll disconnect the line and to the mountains I'll roam
That's right

Well the good die brave and the brave die young
they bury their heads in the heart of the son
of the father on the day that the deed is done
It's the American way or else Off to Guantanamo Bay with ya, son
Off ta Gitmo ya go

You may say that I'm paranoid
(you're paranoid)
well I've got every good reason to be
The government's gone off and destroyed
our basic civil liberties
and we can't be free

One of these days I'll hear a knock at the door
and then a guy with a gun'll tell me Down on the floor!
All because of this stupid fucking war
we're shippin justice away to Guantanamo Bay

That's right
Off ya go
Off ta Gitmo

And it's not just me:
One of these days they're gonna ship us away
to our four by six cells in Guantanamo Bay
all because of the words that we say
you can call it freedom of speech
(freedom of speech)
in the U.S. of A.
in the U.S.A.
in the motherfuckin U.S.A.
in the U.S.A.


from The California Sun, released August 1, 2014


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