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Between The Wars

"The Dictators"

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​SOVIET SECRET POLICEMAN:
I serve Stalin, да.
Comrades! Yeah...

Can you keep a secret, please?
I'm one of Russia's secret police.
I leave the country's critics in critical condition.
Who do I work for? Sit up straight and listen:
My boss revolted in October '17,
He made sure the communists are on the scene.
He got the Tsar to lose his head,
He promised land, peace and bread.

He's the Bolshevik, dressed in red,
Who took over when Lenin was dead.
He thinks religion is just a pest,
Of the Big Three, he's bigger than the rest.
He's our dictator: Joe Stalin,
Government owns everything - so balling.
Like Mussolini - the state is infinite,
There's nothing that we don't control, you getting it?

Now some people starve; they're not getting food,
But his Five-Year Plans? Are you kidding me, dude?
He made sure Russian industry boomed!
He made sure Russian enemies doomed!
Don't speak up, 'cause we are his secret police,
We'll sneak up, and seize you while you're sleeping in peace.
Send you to the gulag – who's running the show?
A cult of personality, he's Uncle Joe.

DICTATOR:
First I want you to starve,
Then I want you to lose your job.
Now you're looking for someone to blame?
That's when I step in and start to dictate. (x2)

NAZI:
Look, I'm just a normal German guy raised in Nuremburg,
The Great Depression hits - ups the temperature.
Times are so granite, I mean really hard,
I can't afford food, I watch my daughter starve.
Then a young man shows up on the scene,
He tells us Germans we can be free.
Yeah, he dropped out of school at 16,
But he doesn't seem stupid, not to me.

He sports a swastika, red and black,
He doesn't talk about peace, instead of that,
He talks about a master race, that sounds intriguing,
He says the Jews are a disease, I start believing.
He gets on the mic, the dude was loud,
Yeah, he could give a speech and move the crowd.
He says, “Germany's hurting, but here's some news,
It's not your fault; it's the Jews.”

Maybe a scapegoat was just what we needed,
There was fear and hunger, Hitler knew how to feed it.
He's the chancellor now, Germany passes a law,
That he doesn't have to follow the constitution at all.
The Fuhrer makes propaganda movies,
Of the SS goose-stepping with their Uzis.
It's the mid-thirties and this is the Third Reich,
We persecute the Jews, yes you heard right.

We brainwash the kids in the Hitler Youth,
They'd die for him now, that's the simple truth.
The League of Nations? What'll they do?
Nothing, with no army, they talk in a room.
Now everyone knows Hitler was evil,
But he rose by getting votes from the people.
So riddle me this: Is it his fault?
Or is there a little bit of this evil in us all?

DICTATOR:
First I want you to starve,
Then I want you to lose your job.
Now you're looking for someone to blame?
That's when I step in and start to dictate. (x2)

I start to dictate...
I start to dictate...
I start to dictate...
I start to dictate...