Kris Kristofferson

Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down


Killing babies in the name of freedom

We've been down that sorry road before

They let us hand around a little longer than they should've

And it's too late to fool us anymore


We've seen the ones who killed the ones with vision

Cold-blooded murder right before your eyes

Today they hold the power and the money and the guns

It's getting hard to listen to their lies



         And I've just got to wonder what my daddy would've done

         If he'd seen the way they turned this dream around

         I've got to go by what he told me, try to tell the truth

         And stand your ground

         Don't let the bastards get you down



         Mining roads...killing farmers

         Blowing up schools full of children

         Fighting communism


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Words & Music by Kris Kristofferson c. Jody Ray Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved


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