The Communists Have the Music (They Might Be Giants)

“The Communists Have the Music” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Communists Have the Music” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: They Might Be Giants.
Tune: They Might Be Giants.


I got handed an Ayn Rand sandwich.
Straight from the can, it tasted so bland.
I asked a lass to pass me a glass
Of Engels’ Conditions of the Working Class.
Right away, they dragged me to the Committee
To explain my un-American activity.
They’re gonna see they made a mistake.
If they’d only let me play my mix tape.

I’m not partial to the martial
Or the plutocrats in their beaver hats.
And the fascists have the outfits,
But I don’t care for the outfits.
What I care about is music.
And the communists have the music.

I hear a melody,
And just as suddenly,
I know who I’m
Supposed to be.
I don’t need a rationale
To sing “The Internationale.”
I only need to plug in my headphone jack,
So I can listen to my backing track.

I’m not jealous of the zealous
Or anarchics with guitar picks.
And the fascists have their outfits,
But I don’t care for the outfits.
What I care about is music.
And the communists have the music.
Yes, the communists have the music.
Oh, the communists have the music.

I hear a melody,
And just as suddenly,
I know who I’m
Supposed to be.

I’m not partial to the martial
Or the plutocrats in their beaver hats.
And the fascists have the outfits,
But I don’t care for the outfits.
What I care about is music.
And the communists have the music.
Yes, the communists have the music.
Oh, the communists have the music.


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