Call It Democracy Song Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Cockburn World of Wonders cover art
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Padded with power here they come
International loan sharks backed by the guns
Of market hungry military profiteers
Whose word is a swamp and whose brow is smeared
With the blood of the poor

Who rob life of its quality
Who render rage a necessity
By turning countries into labour camps
Modern slavers in drag as champions of freedom

Sinister cynical instrument
Who makes the gun into a sacrament
The only response to the deification
Of tyranny by so-called "developed" nations'

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Call It Democracy
  • 2 Lily of the Midnight Sky
  • 3 World of Wonders
  • 4 Berlin Tonight
  • 5 People See Through You
  • 6 See How I Miss You
  • 7 Santiago Dawn
  • 8 Dancing in Paradise
  • 9 Down Here Tonight


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Bruce Cockburn
    album: Track 1 in album World of Wonders
    release date: 1986
    popularity : 79 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Classic Rock
    length: 3:54

    Album Information

    label: True North Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin