Brainwashed

Ray Davies, released on Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire), © Hill & Range Songs BMI 1969

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You look like a real human being

But you don't have a mind of your own

Yeah, you can talk, you can breathe

You can work, you can stitch, you can sew

But you're brainwashed

Yes you are, yes you are

Get down on your knees

You've got a job and a house

And a wife, and your kids and a car

Yeah, you're content just to be

What they want you to be

And be happy to be where you are

Yes you are

Get down on your knees

Get down on your knees

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The aristocrats and bureaucrats

Are dirty rats

For making you what you are

They're up there and you re down here

You're on the ground and they're up with the stars

All your life they've kicked you around and pushed you around

Till you can't take any more

To them you're just a speck of dirt

But you don't want to get up off the floor

Mister you're just brainwashed

They give you social security

Tax saving benefits that grow at maturity

Yeah, you're content just to be

What they want you to be

And to do what they want you to

Yes you are, yes you are

Get down on your knees

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