The System

Lyrics: Saunders, Carrier
Music: Saunders, Carrier

Jerry Garcia played this live with Merl Saunders at least once in Legion Of Mary, and recorded it with him on "Fire Up".

Who will you murder
For democracy
Who's next to be slain

People wait to be
Sucked up
By your genocide campaign

Murdered for
Technology
Natural resources too

While earth faces extinction
Guess what?
They say prayers on the moon

Chorus
I'm talkin', talkin' about the system (system)
Said I'm talkin', talkin' about the system (system)
I said the funky, funky system (system)
I said the funky, funky system(system)

Who will you murder
For democracy
Who's next to be slain

People wait to be
Sucked up
By your genocide campaign

No sociology
Equality of life
We'll only save ourselves
By lessening human strife

Feel the system
Stalk the land
And with death goes
Hand in hand

[chorus]

Who will you murder
For democracy
Who's next to be slain

People wait to be
Sucked up
By your genocide campaign

No sociology
Equality of life
We'll only save ourselves
By lessening human strife

So the system
Stalks the land
And with death goes
Hand in hand

[chorus]

Said the system, yeah
The funky, funky system (system)
The funky, funky system (system)
The funky, funky system (system)
[etc]
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1973 Fire Up Merl Saunders/Jerry Garcia (note 1)
Other Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     22 Oct 1990 Save The Planet So We'll Have Someplace To Boogie Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band
     15 Apr 1993 Still Having Fun Merl Saunders (with the Rainforest Band)
Notes
(1) subsequently re-released on Fire Up Plus


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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