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Divide and Conquer


Well they divided up all the land
and we’ve got states and cities
cities have their neighborhoods
and more subdivisions

There’s countries divided by walls
oceans and latitude
and longitude longing to find out
just what they’re missing

There’s lots of area codes
and nine digit zip codes
secret decoder ring codes
arteries shopping nodes

We’ll invent some new computers
link up the global village
and get AP, UPI, and Reuters
to tell everybody the news

We’ll be one happy neighborhood
spread out across the world
but who’s going to stop that burglar
from breaking in my house
if he lives that far away

We’ll be just like old friends
no means to your ends
the police state is too busy
and the neighborhoods getting out of hand

It’s not about my politic
something happened way too quick
a bunch of men who played it sick
they divide and conquer

It’s all here before your eyes
safety is a big disguise
that hides among the other lies
they divide and conquer

Well I expect I won’t be heard
because my silence is assured
never a discouraging word
they divide and conquer


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