From the album Underneath

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Lyrics


They got a Jesus face painted on the tank
Got democracy and battle plans,
The "Bill of Rights" and bombing runs
They got a corporate box at the playoff games
Travel business class on the gravy train
Got lobbyists with great big silver tongues
And they got freedom by the barrel
Freedom by the barrel of a gun

Billionaires with high ideals
Gonna roll some folks beneath the wheels
Better grab your things get set to run
'Cause they got freedom by the barrel of a gun

They got fear campaigns making lots of noise
Their own truth laid out full of talking points
Got liberty their fathers fought and won
They'll bring vote machines with no paper trail
Put your country up for a fire sale
And after everything is said and done
They'll have freedom by the barrel
Freedom by the barrel of a gun

Billionaires with high ideals
Gonna roll some folks beneath the wheels
Better grab your things get set to run
"Cause once they siphon off their fee
There'll be nothing left for you and me
Just words that they will empty one by one
But they’ll have freedom by the barrel
Freedom by the barrel, Freedom by the barrel of a gun

© 2007 David Leask/Songs In The Air & Alec Steinwall

Recorded at Fire Escape Studios in Toronto. Engineered & Mixed by Doug Romanow and Mastered by Hank Williams. Produced by Doug Romanow & David Leask. Lead & BG vocals & acoustic guitars & piano - David Leask, B3 organ, glock, keys, drum & loop programming - Doug Romanow, Electric guitars - Justin Abedin. Bass - Clay Krasner