I'm Just Sayin'

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I got stopped by a traffic cop
coming home from the bar & grill
I whipped out my wallet and said
"here's a small contribution" a hundred-dollar bill
and he said "that's okay, you can go on your way"
'cause the First Amendment, I swear
says money is just free speech
so that's all perfectly fine and fair

I'm just sayin', I'm just sayin'
I'm just sayin' how I feel
if I have the bucks you're out of luck
hey sucker, that's the deal

now corporations must have rights
just like other people do
says a certain rich politician who is known for
chopping up a few
they've all got a heart and they're really smart
so it's just as it should be
when they have their say in their own special way
and drown out you and me

I'm just sayin'…

I bought a dose at a jam band show
had a guess what I might be getting
I wanted to see what the world looks like
when you switch off the default setting
did I break the law? oh no, not at all
'cause I know from watching the news
every penny I spent just said what I meant
just expressing my point of view

I'm just sayin'…

now, democracy is alive and well
polished up with a dip in gold
and only the cynical would ever say
that our country's being bought and sold
yeah, democracy is so safe and sound
things are just as they should be
and the story told by the mouth of gold
is the truth to set me free

I'm just sayin'…


from Luminous Newts, released July 3, 2015
Words and Music: Thea Kelley



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Luminous Newts Berkeley, California

Eclectic, original, melodic prog-pop-rock group headed by two singer-songwriters. Based in Berkeley, California.

Not derivative and not predictable. Not good at describing ourselves. Interested in hearing your take on it.

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