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Chumbawamba - Dutiful servants and political masters

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   Things were rather different in great grandfather\'s day
   He just put a chain around their ankles and made them work for no pay
   He took everything they owned and yet still demanded more
   He did a bloody good job in taming the poor
   Now I\'m rather more subtle, I say, I\'ll tell you what I will do
   I\'ll do everything I can to try and help you
   And you\'ll be helping me, I say, and I\'ll see that you\'re alright
   You can have a place of your own, you can even pretend to be white
   And you won\'t have to worry, I\'ll have a quiet word with your mates
   Oh they\'ll be alright, they\'ll have enough on their plate
   I\'ll put a bit in their mouths, you just pull hard on the reins
   They\'ll do anything for you and they won\'t complain
   You\'ll be so much better off, I say, you can share my paradise
   Just sign my piece of paper and I\'ll organize your life
   And it never fails, it does the trick, it works every time
   So me and my dear wife and the family\'s doing fine
   Great granddad got his dukedom when slavery was abolished
   Dear old dad became a viscount when the Empire was finished
   But times have changed for the better with freedom of choice
   We\'re a thousand times richer, QED His Master\'s Voice
   A dog stares into a gramophone trumpet, waits for its call to action
   Mute and obedient, standing to attention
   Look a little closer, the dog is a woman
   She\'s working under a system that she can\'t understand
   Trapped inside a world of labor and heat
   So that she and her children will be able to eat
   The trumpet is patriarchy, it\'s old and fixed
   Where poor men are lured by desire to be rich
   Where the limited power is still given to men
   Where development aid is so wastefully spent
   Where western education enforces this crap
   Where women work in the open, yet live in a trap
   There\'s one solution, and this is it
   The dog leaps on the gramophone and has a shit

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