Nuclear World

from by Douglas Chay

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God save you if you're born a girl
Nothing you can do 'cause they'll all do it to you
God save you if you're born in America
You're working for the Reagans or you're working in Peru
God save you if you're born a black
Society won't want you and they'll try to send you back
God save you if you're born a homosexual
They have a separate table for the ladies and the fags
God save us 'cause we're living in a nuclear world
Save us 'cause we're giving all we have to the gov.
Save us, can you tell if you're a boy or a girl
Save us 'cause we're living in a nuclear
God save you if you're overweight
You're sticking to your diet but you don't know what you ate
God save you from the "Church of God"
They'll tell you what you want to hear and then they'll tell you
their rate
God save you if you can't conform
You'll see they'll go reform you if you're straying from the norm
God save you if you're handicapped
They'll say you're not a real person and that's not where it's at
God save us cause we're living in a nuclear world
Save us 'cause we can't afford to pay off our bills
Save us 'cause I think we're all incurably ill
Save us 'cause we're living in a nuclear world
Nuclear ba"bies bouncing off the wall
Weaned on their bottles with nylon nipples
Disposable family in the family car
Going away for a vacation
On a slippery Vaseline Beach
It's just a brown paper bag, take-out order, toilet paper
Rubber, polyethylene, microwave, mucous membrane
Felt tip, ballpoint, aerosol, sanitary napkin, two for one
Nuclear world
God save you if you can't conceive
They're mixing you a baby in a laboratory
God save you if you're getting old
They'll stick you in an institution and watch your body go cold
God save yau if you're born at all
You kaow you're asking for some trouble if you crawl out the womb
God save you on your dying day
They'll pickle up your body and stick you in your tomb

©1986 Douglas Chay
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from The Deal Box, released July 21, 1986


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Douglas Chay Baltimore, Maryland

Influences include Violent Femmes, the Velvet Underground & Talking Heads, but the music of his forebears is filtered through his own distinctive world view & sonic approach, resulting in a creation uniquely his own.

Simple without being simplistic, accessible without being sycophantic, & clever without feeling smug, he achieves a compelling balance between the new & the familiar. - Scott Hollis
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