Rage Against The Machine - Hadda Been Playing On The Jukebox lyrics

It had to be flashin' like the daily double
It had to be playin' on TV
It had to be loud mouthed on the comedy hour
It had to be announced over loud speakers

The CIA and Mafia are in cahoots

It had to be said in old ladies' language
It had to be said in American headlines
Kennedy stretched and smiled and got double-crossed by lowlife goons and agents
Rich bankers with criminal connections
Dope pushers in CIA working with dope pushers from Cuba
Working with big-time syndicate of Tampa, Florida
It had to be said with a big mouth

It had to be moaned over factory foghorns
It had to be chattered on car radio news broadcasts
It had to be screamed in the kitchen
It had to be yelled in the basement where uncles were fighting
It had to be howled on the streets by newsboys to bus conductors
It had to be foghorned into New York harbor
It had to echo under hard hats
It had to turn up the volume in the university ballrooms
It had to be written in library books, footnoted
It had to be in the headlines of the Times and Lamonte
It had to be barked over TV
It had to be heard in side alleys through ballroom doors
It had to be played on wire services
It had to be bells ringin'
Comedians stopped dead in the middle of a joke in Las Vegas

It had to be FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover and Frank Costello syndicate
mouthpiece meeting in Central Park, New York together weekends,
reported Time magazine
It had to be the Mafia and the CIA together starting war on Cuba,
Bay of Pigs and poison assassination headlines

It had to be dope cops in the Mafia
Who sold all their heroin in America
It had to be the FBI and organized crime
Working together in cahoots "against the commies"

It had to be ringing on multinational cash registers
World-wide laundry for organized criminal money
It had to be the CIA and the Mafia and the FBI together
They were bigger than Nixon
And they were bigger than war

It had to be a gorged throat full of murder
It had to be a mounted ass, a solid mass of rage
A red hot head
A scream in the back of the throat
It had to be in Kissinger's brain
It had to be in Rockefellers' mouth
It had to be the Central Intelligence, the Family, "our thing", the Agency Mafia
Organized crime, one big set of criminal gangs working together in cahoots
Hitmen, murderers everywhere
Outraged on the make
For the sick, the drunk, the brutal, and the rich

On top of a slag heap of prisons
Industrial cancer
Plutonium smog
Garbage cities

Grandmas' bed sores
Fathers' resentments

It had to be the rulers
They wanted law and order
And they got rich on wanting protection for the status quo

They wanted junkies!
They wanted Attica!
They wanted Kent State!
They wanted war in Indochina!

It had to be the CIA and the Mafia and the FBI

Multinational capitalists
Strong armed squads
Private detective agencies for the very rich
And their armies, their navies, and air force bombing planes

It had to be capitalism
This vortex of this rage
This competition, man to man

The horse's head in a capitalists' bed
The Cuban turf, and rumbles and hitmen
And Gang wars across oceans

Bombing Cambodia settled the score when Soviet pilots
manned Egyptian fighter planes
Chiles' red democracy was bumped off with White House pots and pans
A warning to Mediterranean governments
The secret police have braced for decades

The NKVD and CIA keep each other's secrets
The OGBU and DIA never hit their own
The KGB and FBI are

One mind, brute force, and full of money
One mind, brute force, and full of money
One mind, brute force, and full of money
One mind, brute force, and full of money
One mind, brute force, and full of money
and full of money, and full of money..

They had to be rich, they had to be powerful
They had to murder in Indonesia 500,000!
They had to murder in Indochina 2,000,000!
Had to murder in Czechoslovakia!
Had to murder in Chile!
Had to murder in Russia!
And had to murder in America!