Don't Govern Me, Bro

By Rich Paul


My life is mine It'll never be yours
I got liberty Coming out my pores
I don't consent And I won't give in
To betray yourself Is the mortal sin

I feel no need To obey your laws
So long as harm to others I never cause
I hope you're gonna Excuse my slang
But when I look at you I see a criminal gang

You fill your prisons With peaceful folk
Make the Constitution Your personal joke
Smoking ganja ain't no crime
The new slavery is doing time

Millions of stoners Hurt no one
You never needed To draw your gun
How do you sleep there next to your wives
When your biggest product is ruined lives?

Don't govern me, Bro; ( Don't govern me )
Don't govern me, Bro; ( Don't govern me )
Don't govern me, Bro; ( Don't govern me )
Don't govern me, Bro; ( Don't govern me )

You just won't admit that your drug laws kill
But the junkies are dying from the Fentanyl
If they bought their shit at the old Walgreen's
They get what they asked for; by all means

And that not to mention the free fire zones
black markets and raids make around our homes
Prohibition should provide a clue
'Bout what your drug laws always do

It wasn't the booze that created the crime
You figured that out at the time
And since Prohibitions final act
Liquor company bosses never get whacked

What did you expect you made an outlaw class
If you jack their shit they'll take it out of your ass
A legal business would use the courts
They don't need gunfire ; they've got torts


Don't govern me, Bro; ( Don't Govern me )
Don't govern me, Bro; ( Don't Govern me )
Don't govern me, Bro; ( Don't Govern me )
Don't govern me, Bro; ( Don't Govern me )

Your schools don't teach And your drugs don't heal
Your brutal cops No compassion feel
We have a right To live our lives
But the police state Just thrives and thrives

You collect our data and tap our phones
You assassinate citizens with drones
You seize property and never charge a crime
The 7Th Amendment must be lost in time

You don't seem to give a single fuck
When you kill an innocent it's just bad luck
But the Founding Fathers prepared for you
That's why they gave us Amendment Two

They knew that power tended to corrupt
And that tyranny can always erupt
So that we the people could stay unharmed
They wanted every man to always be armed

Don't govern me, Bro; ( Don't Govern me )
Don't govern me, Bro; ( Don't Govern me )
Don't govern me, Bro; ( Don't Govern me )
Don't govern me, Bro; ( Don't Govern me )