You’ve been serving time in prison

For lo, these many long years

Too bad you didn’t snort powdered coke

Like the Wall Street billionaires


You’re not jailed for rape or murder

Or other atrocities

You didn’t do the widespread fraud

That crashed our economy


You’re black and you smoked crack

Now you’re never coming back

You’re far away from home

We got tough on crime

You’re doing lots of time

Many miles from home


The prison-industrial complex

Keeps the upstate economy going

It gets its raw materials

From inner-city neighborhoods


This, is, the war on drugs

It’s eating young people of color alive

Bust those laws wide ohhh-pen

This has got to stop

Zip-A-Dee Doo Dah we're the 1%
What a shame that you can't pay your rent
You're on the street now, who the hell cares
It aint no secret, we don’t like to share!

Zip-A-Dee Doo Dah you got no rights
We'll stop and frisk you, you better not fight
Empty your pockets, and show us the weed
Didn't you know, we've got prisons to feed!

Zip-A-Dee Doo Dah yum pepper spray
It’s just a condiment as Fox News would say
Better not protest, or you’ll find out why
We love to spray it right into your eyes!


One-percenters want to tell you

It’s the truth

It’s natural

Everything is satisfactual


Zip-A-Dee Doo Dah war is so great

We love living in a fascist state

Get in the army before it’s too late

We’ll fill the world with violence and hate!

Zip-A-Dee Doo Dah greedy are we
Mean and small-minded we like to be

Helping the needy is so yesterday
We don't give a crap so just go away!

In a rocker there's a Granny
Calmly toking on a joint
She's been growing for her own use
Why arrest her, what's the point?

Prohibition isn't working
It just spawns a lot of crime
Why toss one guy into prison
While his neighbor's drinking wine

Let us legal-IZE can-NA-bis
Let us end this long drug war
End the law en-force-ment madness
That is what we're hoping for