Rory Gallagher Lyrics - Smear Campaign

Smear Campaign

The dirty tricks department is working overtime
Trying to stop the candidate from getting in this time
With the silken fist
Now you've crossed the company
With a Judas kiss
They've got you on the list

We'll your friends in low places
Have tightened up the screws
They made this town a nightmare
You're trapped, what can you do
The quality of mercy
Is really out of reach
Don't call on the ones you peeled
Practice what you preach
The Wheels are now in motion, all the traps are set
Under this commotion, will walk into this mess
The stars intoxicated, - they're at the staring gate
He may never make it to the planned T.V debate
He can't fight off the big bucks of the old brigade
He's gotta watch his step
In this smear capmgain

They called a snap election in the summer heat
The town is reeling backwards
Like a drunk man on the street

Feed those lies
Bend those minds at any price
Foul or fair
As long as it's not there
Election time

Don't believe the papers, it's not anybody's race
He's not a rank beginner, it's not a children's game
He's got my nomination, if he breaks through the chains
Or they'll shoot him down on main street in this
Smear Canpgain

Just watch the party faithful fuel the dream machine
They've fuged up all the issues
Eat the scandal sheet
The dirty tricks department is nearly half insane
Trying to stop the candidate with a
Smear Campgain

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