Guantanamo

clanky old time song lifted from the midnite special and others starring an unreliable narrator who should be selling snake oil through a megaphone - imagined this as a brass band New Orleans romp and ended up with this.

Guantanamo


We got a secret prison in Guantanamo

It's the kind of secret everybody knows

We've got ourselves an emperor

who doesn't have no clothes

But when your fighting a war there's no way to win

that's just the way it goes


If you wake up early in the morning

why not just go back to bed

There's nothing in the morning papers

better to nurse your hangover instead


We've got a secret prison in Guantanamo

the things that they do there no one wants to know

the rotting corpse of liberty is starting to decompose

But when you're fighting a war there's no way to win

That's just the way it goes


I truly think that things are getting better

eventually I'm sure you will agree

In the meantime why don't you just get a move on

There is really nothing here for you to see


We've got a secret prison in Guantanamo

A president who won't admit he used to do some blow

We've got this dirty little secret that everybody knows

Yeah we're fighting a war there's no way to win

another one of those


Why do people get worked up and worried

Maybe they have got something to hide?

I've heard they're selling pot to all the neighbors

It's a slippery slope let's just enjoy the ride


We've got a secret prison in Guantanamo,

Guantanamo, Guantanamo

It might be time for you to visit

there's room for more, you know

when you're fighting a war there's no reason to win

That's just the way it goes

 

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