From the recording Live 2020

Lyrics

Coup d’état
By Timothy Kochanski

it’s been a while since you and I went crazy
summertime is perfect for a coup
let’s lock the doors, smash our favorite records
tear down any wall ‘tween me and you
tear off everything, make like we’re new


it’s a beat job working for the future
when working hard hardly seems to pay
you can hardly hear the whistle blowing
numb to the whine that it makes
blow whistle blow ‘til we're gray

I wont' talk, you don’t talk
nod your head, and coup d’état
coup d’état, coup d’état
it’s us or them, and they’re not giving in
it’s us or them, there’s only one way to win
one way to win

I was driving home, I took the back roads.
a country ride to set me square
we've been drowning in pop propaganda
I say me and you come up for air
Make our home the Emperor’s chair

i wont' talk, you don’t talk
nod your head, and coup d’état
coup d’état, coup d’état
it’s us or them, but they don’t have us pinned
it’s us or them, there’s only one way to win
one way to win