I am just a detainee at Guantanamo

I have been here such a long time

That time itself no longer mea-eans anything

My life is done!

Though my heart continues beating I long for death to come

[humming]

 

Kidnapped by some warlord’s thugs and sold for a bounty

Of five thousand dirty dollars

To Americans who cared not for my innocence

No trial, no end

To torture n deprivation of family and friends

[humming]

 

(this verse corresponds to the last one of the original, starting with “In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade”)

I’m fully cleared to be released

from this hell on earth

And yet I still remain here

Imprisoned by America,

the beacon of democracy

Now it’s time, heed the call

De-efend habeas corpus, to protect the rights of all

[humming]

lie la lie, etc.

In the West Bank

And in Gaza

Occupation

Reigns supreme

Palestinians’

Daily lives there

Can only be described as grim

 

An apartheid wall

Through the West Bank

Takes away most

Of the land

That could ever be

A Palestinian state

It creates facts on the ground

 

There’s a blockade

On the Gaza Strip

It’s been going

On for years

The population’s

On a “diet”

That would keep most of us in tears

 

Human rights have

No exceptions

They’re for each and

Every one

Don’t repress them

Let’s protect them

In every place under the sun

Occupation

Occupation

Occupation

Breeds resistance

 

Negotiation

Negotiation

Negotiation

Will bridge the distance

 

Arabs suffer like we do

When bombs they are subjected to

Just like Jewish kids

Their kids cry too.

 

Israel, talk to your enemies

It is the only way to make peace

The violent cycle must cease

P’litical pris’ners must be released

Israelis please! Israelis please!

End the occupa-a-a-ation.

 

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!

[Bridge]

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!

Last night I had the strangest dream
I'd ever dreamed before
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war.

I dreamed I saw a mighty room
Filled with women and men
And the paper they were signing said
They'd never fight again

And when the paper was all signed
And a million copies made
They all joined hands and bowed their heads
And grateful prayers were prayed.

And the people in the streets below
Were dancing 'round and 'round
While guns and swords and uniforms
Lay scattered on the ground.

Then let’s join hands and make a pledge
That we'll have peace today.
Then generations yet to come
Will never have to say

Last night I had the strangest dream
I'd ever dreamed before
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war.

Last night I had the strangest dream
I'd ever dreamed before
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war.