Dennis Lonergan & Sean Talisman

Dennis Lonergan & Sean Talisman

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Just Tell Me What You Want To Say

Written By: Dennis Lonergan

We been silent too long, we been cowered and mute, we been pushed and deprived long enough

There's been backbreaking work for a throwaway wage in conditions inhumanly rough

And the moment has come when we're quiet no more and we will not be shunted away

So get off of your horse and get down on the ground because we have got something to say

We've got something to say

I'm an Irish
I'm a Pole
I'm an atheistic soul
I'm a drifter who can haul or dig a ditch

I'm a Russian
I'm a Jew
I'm the cook who makes the stew
I'm a waiter who makes other people rich

I'm a German
I'm Maltese
I scrub floors on my two knees
I work ev' ry single solitary day

I sew garment
I wash clothes
I clear pavements when it snows
And I'm up here on this stage to have my say

We've been beaten and abused
We've been fired and accused
And we've really truly had it up to here

We've seen neighbors thrown in jail
Without lawyers, without bail
We've seen husbands, sons and daughters disappear

And we say, yes we say, it can't stay that way anymore
So this day, we won't sway, we'll struggle and battle and roar

I've got rights and I've got laws I've got dreams and I've got flaws
And I'll pray and talk and dress the way I please

I'll burn flags and I'll raise hell, I'll walk pickets and rebel
And nail broadsides and dissent on sides of trees

I Know It When I See It

Written By: Dennis Lonergan

PINKO POINTY HEADED COMMIES
GERMAN SPIES AND THEIR SALAMIS
IDLE GOOD-FOR-NOTHING GARLIC EATIN’ BUMS

RABBLE-ROUSING AGITATORS
DIRTY ROTTEN FREEDOM-HATERS
LAZY APPLE-STEALING MAGGOTS FROM THE SLUMS

STRIKING TRAITOROUS ITALIANS
VIOLENT BOLSHEVIK BATTALIONS
HOSTILE DARK AND SWARTHY ENEMIES WITHIN

DISSENT-LOVING SWEDISH MENACE
PUSHCART PROTESTORS FROM VENICE
DRAFT EVADING ARAB BUMS WITH GREASY SKIN

I DON’T HAVE TO SEE A LABEL ON THEIR COLLARS
I DON’T NEED FOR THEM TO COME OUT AND ADMIT
YOU COULD SAY THAT I’M A LIKELY SUSPECT SCHOLAR
‘CAUSE I KNOW A THING WHEN I LAY EYES ON IT

I KNOW IT
WHEN I SEE IT
ONE HELLO AND
I CAN TELL

MY OPINIONS
NEVER FAIL ME
ALL THESE MINIONS
RING A BELL

THERE’S NO NEED FOR
VALIDATION
THERE’S NO CALL FOR
AN I.D.

WITHOUT FAIL
OR ABERRATION
I JUST KNOW IT
FROM THE MOMENT
THAT I SEE

ATHEISTIC EVIL DOERS
RUSSIAN COMMUNIST PURSUERS
RED-FLAG WAVING CHINESE LEFTIES FROM PEKING
PROPAGANDA-SPEWING DOT-HEADS
ANGRY LENIN-LOVING HOTHEADS
SWISHY HOMOS WITH THEIR LISPS AND PINKY RINGS

LABOR UNION SYMPATHIZERS
LIBERAL SIN APOLOGIZERS
MELEE-STIRRING TROUBLEMAKERS FROM JAPAN

SPICS FOMENTING REVOLUTION
BROADS ENGAGED IN PROSTITUTION
MALCONTENTED NEGRO BOMBERS FROM SUDAN

I DON’T HAVE TO HAVE A WARRANT
OR A WRITTEN GUILTY PLEA
IF IT’S WICKED OR ABHORRENT
I JUST OPEN UP MY EYES AND THERE I SEE

I KNOW IT
WHEN I SEE IT
ONE HELLO AND
I CAN TELL

OTHER PEOPLE
MAY RESENT IT
LOTS OF CREEPS’LL
SCREAM AND YELL

BUT MY JUDGMENTS
NEVER WAVER
MY SUSPICION’S
ALWAYS RIGHT

IF IT’S SOMEHOW
OUT OF FAVOR
I CAN NAIL IT
WITHOUT FAIL
FROM JUST MY SIGHT

EUGENE DEBS VOTING FANATICS
HARVARD POOFS WITH THEIR DOGMATICS
LEAFLET-PUSHING MANIFESTICS FROM UKRAINE

PROLETARIATIC FRENCHMEN
TWO-BIT ORGANIZING HENCHMEN
EMMA GOLDMAN PRAISING MISCREANTS FROM SPAIN

FERMENT-SPREADING SUFFRAGE WHINERS
WAR-DISSENTING ASIA MINORS
HEATHEN BIRTH-CONTROLLING DAMES FROM BEACON HILL

HOSTILE SABOTAGING COOLIES
GREEDY SOCIALISTIC STOOLIES
TERRORIZING YOUNG SUBVERSIVES FROM BRAZIL

I DON’T NEED TO SEE A CARD INSIDE THEIR WALLET
I DON’T NEED TO READ THEIR NAME ON SOME BIG LIST
JUST A QUICK AND EASY GLANCE AND I HAVE GOT IT
ALL THE DETAILS AND THE SECRETS AND THE GIST

I KNOW IT
WHEN I SEE IT
ONE HELLO AND
I CAN TELL

IF THEY’RE HIDING
THEN SO BE IT
I CAN USE MY
SENSE OF SMELL

IT’S A TOOL FOR
SPREADING SCORN WITH
AND IT’S FUEL FOR
PLACING BLAME

IT’S A TALENT
I WAS BORN WITH
IT’S A SKILL WITH
WHICH I PROUDLY
WILL PROCLAIM

THAT I KNOW IT
WHEN I SEE IT’S
NOT THE SAME