The Underground Man

Payola, Desaparecidos

Contributors
Bass, Vocals: Landon Hedges
Keyboards: Ian McElroy
Guitar, Vocals: Conor Oberst
Drums: Matt Baum
Guitar: Denver Dalley
Lyrics

You were calling out from the underground
You had lots of big ideas
but no one can hear them now
They riddled you with guilt
They tempted you with wealth
They twisted all your words
They made you hate yourself

So now you do your shtick, a loyal patriot
And you toe the party line
even though it makes you sick
They gave you talking points
They taught you double-speak
They forced you into war
By saying you were weak.

They signed your checks
'til they had you in the bag
They scared you blind then draped you in a flag
Made you a man at Fort Bragg

You'll do good business as an apologist
If you exaggerate their facts,
if you perpetuate their myth
They made activism trite
They made honor optional
They made propaganda news
They made science radical

They pulled your teeth
'til you smiled and agreed
They slit your throat and buried you at sea
All for the land of the free

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Artist Bio

Desaparecidos

Desaparecidos

Formed in 2001 in Omaha, Nebraska, Desaparecidos released one album, Read Music / Speak Spanish in 2002 on Saddle Creek Records. Though the band never "broke ...

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Cursive, Desaparecidos, Sorry About Dresden, The White Octave - Knitting Factory, NY - 10.21.01 - $10

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Hey guys- WOW! Our Late Night with Seth Meyers performance of City on the Hill is back online!

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@desaband

Hey guys- WOW! This old album of ours turns 16 today- old enough to drive! https://t.co/I5Gm0BBvX3

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Fair enough!

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Cursive, Desaparecidos, Sorry About Dresden, The White Octave - Knitting Factory, NY - 10.21.01 - $10

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Hey guys- WOW! Our Late Night with Seth Meyers performance of City on the Hill is back online!

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@desaband

Hey guys- WOW! This old album of ours turns 16 today- old enough to drive! https://t.co/I5Gm0BBvX3

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Hey guys- WOW! This old album of ours turns 16 today- old enough to drive!

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@desaband

“Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect yo… https://t.co/Sjnkagx1mJ

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Sale over at Ink Tank from Midnight Central Time through Sunday, if you need a $5 t-shirt or two: https://conoroberst.inktankmerch.com/black-friday-sale

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We’re proud to announce that Denver Dalley is now an Ambassador for Orange Amplifiers! We’ll continue to use our Orange AD30s in the studio and on the road. Orange is a legendary company! Check them out at www.orangeamps.com!

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El Campo did an awesome cover of City on the Hill- go check it out for yourself- it's free!

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