‘We’ll fix everything,’ they say,
‘Just join in with our team,
vote us in and all your problems
will drift away as dreams.’
But nothing ever changes,
progress ain’t ever made,
’cause while people are in power
there’s no difference in the trade.
So I’ve got a foolproof plan!
One that surely can’t go wrong,
so join me now in singing them
this welcome party song!
You’ll save us from ourselves!
Gonna sort out all our finances and drill out oil wells!
Let’s start a new beginning without useless politics,
so our shiny metal saviours can implement a fix!
How can democracy help us
when we only make mistakes?
When there only is one party
it really shortens down debates.
With a hundred billion processors
all working through the night,
they’ll answer pesky questions
that used to make us fight.
Yeah our perfect robot overlords
will do what we behest,
and we can keep on living lives
while they work out what’s best.
Gonna save us from ourselves!
Social rules just can’t restrain the impulses it quells,
so sort out all our problems with your grand benevolence,
and we’ll kiss goodbye to hate and pain and rampant violence!
What do you mean you’re going?
That you’re tired of all our shit?
We just can’t make up our damn minds
and you’re getting sick of it!
With all our disagreements
we thought we could turn to you,
and you could solve our troubles
with some emotionless purview.
But they’ve built themselves a spaceship,
gonna search the galaxy,
for another race, that might just
be less incendiary.
Couldn’t save us from ourselves…
Guess we better get back on with it before anybody dwells
on the thought that we might never fix the issues in our way,
but I just can’t be bothered when it comes to voting day.