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John McGrail | Ain't Got the Money (To Buy Me a Politician)

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Ain't Got the Money (To Buy Me a Politician)

by John McGrail

More melodic experimental folk with incisive lyrics
Genre: Folk: Political Folk
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With people talking about the 2016 election already I thought it was a good time to share this with whoever wants it. here are the words:

I ain’t got the money to buy me a politician2x
the governments owned
by the large corporations
seems overblown
and its killin' our nation
I ain’t got the money to buy me a politician

I got no voice when all you get is one vote
can’t make no noise cuz it really takes money
so little choice it really ain’t funny
in an ideal world one person one vote
but the money controls where the resources go
I got no voice when all you get is one vote

I ain’t got the money to buy me a politician
the rich and poor gap is growing steady
they get fat while we get ready
to take their shit that they give to the petty
I ain’t got the money to buy me a politician

how do you make a politician listen???
Appeal to his greed and his reelection
supply his need a monetary injection
plant your seed for corporate protection
heart don’t bleed cuz you’re an infection

What would I do if I could buy a politician?
Give me a try I can’t be no worse
we the people aren’t who they put first
presently it is we who are cursed
they’ll lie to you coming out of their church

ain’t got the money cuz I work for minimum wage 2x
the corporations don’t want it its true
their festering greed is all they can do
so the great majority are ruled by the few
something is wrong this vision is skewed
ain’t got the money cuz I work for minimum wage

I ain’t got the money to buy me a politician2x
the food I eat and the air I breathe
is out of my hands and into the thieves
they display their brand like we should believe
(pay no attention so they don’t receive.)
I ain’t got the money to buy me a politician

I ain’t got the money to buy me a politician (fade)
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Now the bragging part....

Categorized as a folk musician he accepts that and on some level even agrees but his influences range far beyond that and they all contribute to the ‘folk’ music that he creates. Never one to be pigeonholed John uses whatever he has at his disposal to present his music. Live it is often just a voice and guitar in the studio he grasps for whatever it is that will get his music across in a manner that makes him happy. Whether it’s loops and programs and virtual instruments or the more traditional type, one will usually find him using all and blending them in a most unique way. Boundaries are for breaking.

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