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YOU NEED A VILLAIN

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


             I.  waving tongues,
                 waving books.
                 so this is how
                 ignorance looks.
                 so I am a devil.
                 well, I didn't know
                 for all of my life
                 until you told me so.

      CHORUS A:  you need a villain.
                 you need a foe.
                 it worked for Stalin,
                 now you ditto.
                 I am your nigger,
                 I am your Jew.
                 it worked for Hitler,
                 and it can work for you.

            II.  if it's not true blue,
                 then it must be red.
                 well, I think all your enemies
                 are in your head.
                 but if you can blame
                 everyone's troubles on me,
                 then they won't blame you
                 for their agony.
                 and they might even give you
                 a great big fee,
                 and not even mind
                 not being free.

      CHORUS B:  you need a villain.
                 you need a foe.
                 first Joe McCarthy,
                 now you ditto.
                 I am your nigger,
                 I am your Jew.
                 it worked for Hitler,
                 and it can work for you.

           III.  you're in the White House
                 with all your tapes,
                 poetic justice
                 for your mistakes.
                 you're in the bunker
                 with Eva Braun.
                 the world's against you.
                 your friends are gone.

      CHORUS C:  I am your villain.
                 I am your foe.
                 I knocked off Nixon,
                 now you ditto.
                 my name is freedom.
                 my name is truth.
                 I finished Hitler.
                 and here I come...
                 here I come...
                 for you.

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