Welcome To The Occupation Lyrics

by REM

Throwing your collar up inside
Hang your dollar on me
Listen to the water still
Listen to the causeway

You are mad and educated
Primitive and wild
Welcome to the occupation

Here we stand and here we fight
All your fallen heroes
Held and dyed and skinned alive
Listen to the Congress fire

Offering the educated
Primitive and loyal
Welcome to the occupation

Hang your collar up inside
Hang your freedom higher
Listen to the buyer still
Listen to the Congress

Where we propagate confusion
Primitive and wild
The fire on the hemisphere below

Sugarcane and coffee cut
Copper, steel, and cattle
An annotated history
The forest for the fire

Where we open up the floodgates
Freedom reigns supreme
Fire on the hemisphere below

Listen to me, listen to me
Listen to me, listen to me
Listen to me, listen to me
Listen to me