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Smear Campaign

Written By Rory Gallagher

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Defender

Lyrics

  • THE DIRTY TRICKS DEPARTMENT IS WORKING OVERTIME
  • TRYING TO STOP THE CANDIDATE FROM GETTING IN THIS TIME
  • THE WHEELS ARE NOW IN MOTION, ALL THE TRAPS ARE SET
  • UNDER THIS COMMOTION, WILL HE WALK INTO THIS MESS?
  • THE STATE’S INTOXICATED – THEY’RE AT THE STARTING GATE
  • HE MAY NEVER MAKE IT TO THE PLANNED T.V. DEBATE
  • HE CAN’T FIGHT OFF THE BIG BUCKS OF THE OLD BRIGADE
  • HE’S GOTTA WATCH HIS STEP IN THIS
  • SMEAR CAMPAIGN
  • THEY CALLED A SNAP ELECTION IN THE SUMMER HEAT
  • THIS TOWN IS REELING BACKWARDS
  • LIKE A DRUNK MAN ON THE STREET
  • FEED THOSE LIES
  • BEND THOSE MINDS AT ANY PRICE
  • FOUL OR FAIR
  • AS LONG AS HE’S NOT THERE
  • ELECTION TIME
  • DON’T BELIEVE THE PAPERS, IT’S NOT ANYBODY’S RACE
  • HE’S NOT A RANK BEGINNER, IT’S NOT A CHILDREN’S GAME
  • HE MAY GET THE NOMINATION, IF HE BREAKS THOUGH THE CHAIN
  • OR THEY’LL SHOOT HIM DOWN ON MAIN STREET IN THIS
  • SMEAR CAMPAIGN
  • JUST WATCH THE PARTY FAITHFUL FUEL THE DREAM MACHINE
  • THEY’VE FUDGED UP ALL THE ISSUES
  • EAT THAT SCANDAL SHEET
  • THE DIRTY TRICKS DEPARTMENT IS NEARLY HALF INSANE
  • TRYING TO STOP THE CANDIDATE WITH A
  • SMEAR CAMPAIGN

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