The Consumers Song(Chords)


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G              D 
Don't trust 'em as far 
                 Em C D 
As you can throw 'em 
G                             D 
Because as strong as you may be 
                      Em           C  D 
You won't be able to move 'em an inch 

G                              D 
But you don't have to believe me 
     Em                C  
Go ahead and be the corporate stooge 
That they trained you to be 
                G             D                  Em C D 
And then you'll see what you get for your loyalty 

G                   D 
They call it, 'Down sizing' 
                  Em         C     D 
But that's just a backhanded saying 
G                             D 
For the phrase, 'We're gonna screw you 
             Em            C     D 
Until you're down on your knees' 

G                   D 
And you better not try to complain 
                 Em               C           D 
Because there's another hundred stiffs like you 
All who'd plead, I'd kiss your ass just for a chance 
         D                   Em C D 
To be a whore to your company 

G                     D 
You see it every day, everywhere 
       Em C     D 
On the TV screen 
G                             D 
Each time a different face or family 
         Em         C   D 
But it's always the same 

'We worked here all our lives 
Gave them everything we had 
    Em                   C               D 
And now they say they're gonna move the factory 
     G                              D          Em C D 
To a Third World country where the labour is cheap 

D                Em           C 
But the fact, my friend, that you don't see 
       D         Em           C 
Is the money you spend on the goods they make 
               D          Em           C 
Supports their methods of abuse on the Third World scene 
            D        Em                  C 
And in your very own backyard, yes, your country 

G                 D                  Em         C  D 
So I won't be the consumer that they want me to be 
G                   D                   Em     C    D 
Because the goods I own aren't going to set me free 
G                   D                 Em       C  D 
So I won't buy that crap they want to sell to me 
G                   D             Em 
Because the goods I own won't set anyone free

Written by Justin Sane

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