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  1. The Pusherman

Lyrics

You can tell the pusherman
Got a pill for what you got
Long as you don’t ask if it’s
Effective or not

Or how many users
Died from this drug
We’ll sweep that data
Under the rug

The studies and the stats
Manipulated and distorted
You'll never get the facts
They'll never be reported

A list of side effects
As long as your arm
Whatever happened
To do no harm

You can tell the pusherman
Stethoscope lab coat
He used to care but big pharma's
Got him by the throat

His compassion’s growing cold
He's got med school bills
So he’s doing as he is told
Pushing pills that kill

Want a second opinion
You're out of luck
You'll never hear about it
If he can't make a buck

The chronically ill
That's who pays the rent
If you ain’t taking a pill
He ain’t making a cent

He don't want you healthy
Don’t want you to thrive
He's getting wealthy
Keeping you barely alive
Damn the pusherman

You can tell the pusherman
Armani suit white collar
He’d sell his own mother
For another dirty dollar

Don't matter what he markets
He'll convince you you need it
Got a huge expense account
He expects you to feed it

You can tell the pusherman
Cause he bought the most votes
Put his hand on the Bible
And swore a sacred oath

He is in it for the con
Making deals behind the walls
Sold out to lobbyists
Now they've got him by the scruples

Want a second opinion
You're out of luck
You'll never hear about it
If he can't make a buck

The chronically ill
That's who pays the rent
If you ain’t taking a pill
He ain’t making a cent

He don't want you healthy
Don’t want you to thrive
He's getting wealthy
Keeping you barely alive
Damn the pusherman

Side effects of
listening to this song
may include confidence,
self-assurance, and
optimism. It may also
include disturbing
realizations about
the medical system,
which may be unsettling
for individuals
accustomed to being told
what to think and do.

Don’t ask your doctor
if it’s right for
you.

Decide for yourself.