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Unreleased 3: Society's Child

Rate My Music (became Danger, Danger)

Janis Ian

Rate my music 1-2-3. Keep your children safe from me
Rate my writing X-Y-Z. That's what keeps this country free

You got Ma Rainey talkin' 'bout a jelly roll
Chuck Berry workin' on a mojo
Bessie Smith singin' bull dagger blues
Elvis twiching on the evening news

Rate my music 1-2-3. Keep your children safe from me
Rate my writing X-Y-Z. That's what America means to me

Gonna rate Walt Whitman, and Jean Cocteau
All the fags will have to go
Alexander the Great, Plato and such
Kids might catch it if they read too much

Rate my music 1-2-3. Keep your children safe from me
Rate my writing X-Y-Z. Living in the land of liberty

Gonna rate all the dagos, the wops and the kikes
Gonna rate all the chinks and the towelhead types
Rate all the niggers, rate all the fags
Wrap it up tight in the american flag

Rate my music 1-2-3. Keep your children safe from me
Rate my writing X-Y-Z. That's what keeps this country free

I watched the news last night at nine
Saw a head blown off somebody's spine
while the women moaned and the children screamed
Doesn't anybody else think that's obscene?

Rate my music 1-2-3. Keep your children safe from me
Rate my writing X-Y-Z. That's what America means to me

All you folks who bitch and moan
about the music kids buy and bring on home
Tell me just one thing before we're done
Where'd their money coming from?

Rate my music 1-2-3. Keep your children safe from me
Rate my writing X-Y-Z. That's what keeps this country free

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