We had a feller come to town
claiming he could turn water into wine
when he couldn’t he blamed the sun…
we didn’t think much of it…
The next day, he was gone
to the town of Kul
Where stories came about of a man
who turned water into wine
and they praised him as a king
and the world came to see
and the world came to understand his wisdom
What is the wisdom of a man who turns water into wine?
It’s the miracle
We all want to be a part of it.
And fools rush in – because it only takes one
Like those late-night telemarketers – they know if they get one
It might as well be a million
You get one disenfranchised, desperate citizen that feels like he’s been screwed into destitution by his country
That’s all it takes
Snake Oil – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_oil
There’s intellux and ‘male-growth hormones’ and viagra
and ‘making America great’ and ‘In God we Trust’
Boom – snake oil
How do you fight it?
When the people who are fool enough to use it
Praise its benefits
It’s deeper, deeper, deeper and deeper
Feel it to thrive, the instinct is to stay alive.
So… you’re saying… maybe they don’t believe?
Maybe their sense is more primal
Maybe they know to follow the one that swears to protect them
Because no one seems to want to protect
And so they buy the bullshit as a formal protest and claim to want to survive
And claim they want to survive… and claim they want to survive
Because America and Democracy come second to survival
And making America great means
turning back the clock
to when the KKK could march a million men strong on D.C.
And dogs and kittens lived in harmony
and every one every day one the lottery
and humble pie tasted like shit
and the Sun revolved around the Earth
and it only takes one to believe this shit
before we start thanking Ancient Aliens for the pyramids
and accuse scientists of hypocrisy
while we consume the oil of the snake
and thank the man
who brought it to our attention.