The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.