Amy Goodman and Sharleen
at Raritan Valley Community College on November 15, 2010.

Amy Goodman and Sharleen at Raritan Valley Community College on November 15, 2010.

Corporate News

Sharleen Leahey

Singer/Songwriter Sharleen Leahey performs her song "Corporate News" with Gina Tlamsa (on fiddle) and Linda Phillips (percussion). The song was inspired by dear friend and sister activist Audrey O'Connell and is dedicated to Amy Goodman and her team of independent journalists at Democracy Now! on the occasion of the program's 18th birthday!

Recorded on "Rumors of Peace," Sharleen's second collection of original songs released on sfp records.

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"Corporate News"
in honor of Democracy Now's 18th Anniversary
 
Congratulations
to
Amy Goodman
and her team
at

Democracy Now!

thank you for 18 years of dedication
as you


"shine a light on this corporate state
and give us the tools to agitate!"*


 
With gratitude and admiration
Sharleen

*from the song "Corporate News"
(recorded on Rumors of Peace)


Corporate News

CBS & Disney
Distorters of reality
Plenty of gossip and nonsense
Corporate news and violence

Chorus
And you know
The rich men make the rules
And ooh how they pull the wool
And they think we’re fools
Democracy is what we lack
Free speech has been hijacked

CNN & Fox
Talking heads who shock
Fair & balanced they declare
Dissenting voices kicked off the air

Chorus
And you know
The rich men break the rules
And ooh how they pull the wool
And they think we’re fools
Democracy is what we lack
And truth has been hijacked

NBC and GE
With the Pentagon shared employees
To make more weapons
To make more dough
For the next war they were a go-go
They manufactured consent
They carried the water for the one percent
They cheered every bomb
Fallin’ from the sky
And they beat the drums
For every lie

Chorus
And ya know
The sick men break the rules
And ooh how they pull the wool
And they think we’re fools
Democracy is what we lack
And peace has been hijacked

Journalists who are free
Lead us back to sanity
They give us the facts
And our herstory
They carry the thread of our humanity
They bring us the voices of the wise
To untangle the web of deceit and lies
To shine a light on this corporate state
They give us the tools to agitate

Chorus
Now it’s time
The people made the rules
But still they’re gonna pull the wool
But we’re not fools
Democracy is what we lack
Now it's time to take our airwaves back

words & music
©2011 by Sharleen Leahey
August Echo Music / BMI

 

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other songs from the new CD
rumors of peace

•Who Killed Joey?
•What Would Woody Write?


 
Original artwork by Dennis Leahey
from the  new CD
rumors of peace
now available!

Sharleen Leahey • songwriter/singer/recording artist • www.rumorsofpeace.net • www.sharleenleahey.com • © 2017 songs4peace