Kill the Poor Lyrics

Dead Kennedys


publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Raymond John Pepperell, Jello Biafra
album: Track 1 in album Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
release date: 1980-9
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Hardcore/Punk
length: 3:06
drums: Ted
vocal: Jello Biafra
bass: Klaus Flouride
guitar: East Bay Ray
composer: East Bay Ray

Cover Art

Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables cover art
sponsored links

Efficiency and progress is ours once more
Now that we have the Neutron bomb
It's nice and quick and clean and gets things done
Away with excess enemy
But no less value to property
No sense in war but perfect sense at home:

The sun beams down on a brand new day
No more welfare tax to pay
Unsightly slums gone up in flashing light
Jobless millions whisked away
At last we have more room to play
All systems go to kill the poor tonight

Gonna
Kill kill kill kill
Kill the poor tonight

Behold the sparkle of champagne
The crime rate's gone
Feel free again
O' life's a dream with you, Miss Lily White
Jane Fonda on the screen today
Convinced the liberals it's okay
So let's get dressed and dance away the night

While they:
Kill kill kill kill
Kill the poor tonight


Track Listing


Cassette 1
  • 1 Kill the Poor
  • 2 Forward to Death
  • 3 When Ya Get Drafted
  • 4 Let’s Lynch the Landlord
  • 5 Drug Me
  • 6 Your Emotions
  • 7 Chemical Warfare
  • 8 California über alles
  • 9 I Kill Children
  • 10 Stealing People’s Mail
  • 11 Funland at the Beach
  • 12 Ill in the Head
  • 13 Holiday in Cambodia
  • 14 Viva Las Vegas