The Man Who Outed the Snoops

Edward SnowdenThe Man Who Outed the Snoops

Copyright 2015 by Peter Bergel

From the album “Peace Is Where You Make It”

Tune: Charlie and the MTA

Let me tell you of the story of a man named Edward on a tragic and fateful day

Copied lots of secret documents into his computer, flipped the bird at the NSA.

Chorus

And did he ever return? No he never returned, and his fate is ruled by kooks

He may live forever on the suff’rance of the Russians

He’s the man who outed the snoops.

 

Turns out the snoops are spying on all of us, no matter how American we are,

They record all our phone calls and copy all our emails, the way they guard our freedom is bizarre.

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They’re watching foreign diplomats and checking out the Germans, they can track a billion calls ev’ry day

So who ya gonna call to find your long-lost cousin? The answer is the NSA.

Chorus

Edward tried to warn us, not to trust our government, and to suspect the telephone line,

But a US Senator said that he’s a traitor, keep in mind her name is Diane Feinstein.

Chorus

It’s perfectly legal for the government to spy on us, according to a loophole in the law,

In fact it seems that they can do anything they want to, it’s kind of like domestic shock and awe.

Chorus

Now we know the snoops broke the law and all the rules, thousands of times every year,

If we all demand it, we might get back to sanity and stop all this living in fear.

Last Chorus

Then maybe he could return, end his Russian sojourn, and his fate won’t be ruled by kooks

Instead he could receive the gratitude we owe him

As the man who outed the snoops.

3 thoughts on “The Man Who Outed the Snoops

  1. Curt McCormack

    Peter,
    Anxious to hear the whole CD. I assume that you got copyright approval to use the melody MTA, otherwise there could be some copyright infringement issues. I believe that Capitol records holds the copyright.

    Reply
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