CORRUPTION – Truckin’ Parody (Grateful Dead)

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Corruption in our government is so rampant that it needs to be commented on every once in a while. It raises its ugly head with Justice Alito’s brazen acceptance of “benefits” from individuals who have business before the court and who benefit from Alito’s decisions. On top of that Alito announced last week that Congress has no power to impose a code of ethics on the Supreme Court.




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Corruption in our government is so rampant that it needs to be commented on every once in a while. It raises its ugly head with Justice Alito’s brazen acceptance of “benefits” from individuals who have business before the court and who benefit from Alito’s decisions. On top of that Alito announced last week that Congress has no power to impose a code of ethics on the Supreme Court.

LYRICS to CORRUPTION

Corruption has got the upper hand
And it’s spreadin’ over all the land
As if it had been very carefully planned
Watch it grow and watch it expand

Trump didn’t cause the outbreak and the spread of corruption
That’s the stench of a dying system attracting a worm
He got elected because of the blind desperation
Then took from the country everything that he could “earn.”

Congress? It’s been bought and sold.
Lobbyists? Exceed them thirty-fold
Elections? Let’s take a look at those
with versions that are too dumb to disclose

Election corruption has nothing to do with dead voters
or ballot box stuffing or voting machines with encoders
Not about dictators dead but still wielding their power
Not about drop-offs or voting an earlier hour

It got bad back in 2010
The Supreme Court made a decision then
Citizens United, a Corporation playpen
Buy a candidate then put them in

The rich can now just legally bribe
The Congress, courts, just watch them imbibe
Their own taxes they proscribe
Pushing the burden onto the poor.

What could go wrong when you put the weight of the system
on the backs of the poorest who struggle with no assist
burdened with debt from a college they barely remember
Raising a family on barely enough to exist

The bribery of Congress gets regulatory capture
With corporate stooges appointed to places of power
Where they oversee and protect their own corruption
Safe from the laws in the arms of their ivory tower.

Don’t know where we go from here
It’s all fear and greed and greed and fear
Hope that something better will appear
For now we’ll have to leave it there

ABOUT THE SOURCE MATERIAL

“Truckin'” is a song by the Grateful Dead, which first appeared on their 1970 album American Beauty. It was recognized by the United States Library of Congress in 1997 as a national treasure.

Written by band members Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and lyricist Robert Hunter, “Truckin'” molds classic Grateful Dead rhythms and instrumentation. The lyrics refer to a drug raid of the band’s hotel lodgings in New Orleans during a concert tour earlier in 1970:

Busted, down on Bourbon Street
Set up, like a bowling pin
Knocked down, it gets to wearing thin
They just won’t let you be

The song was taken from the American Beauty album and edited down in length from five to three minutes for release as a single. In addition to being shorter, the single version had some audible differences compared to the album version: it featured sections of lead guitar in places where it’s faded down on the album version, a heavy processed effect on Bob Weir’s lead vocals in the verses, a different vocal track for the “Sometimes the lights…” portion, and is missing the album version’s organ part.

The single reached number 64 on December 25, 1971 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart and stayed on the chart for eight weeks. “Truckin'” was the highest-charting pop single the group would have until the surprise top-ten performance of “Touch of Grey” sixteen years later. Moreover, the album track was heavily played on progressive rock and album-oriented rock radio stations and accordingly helped popularize the group among general rock audiences.

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