Who Sang Brainwashed? The Kinks

The Kinks Arthur (or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire) cover art

Some other versions of "Brainwashed"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Raymond Douglas Davies
release date: 1969-10-10
length: 2:37
You look like a real human being
But you don't have a mind of your own
Yeah, you can talk, you can breathe
You can work, you can stitch, you can sew
But you're brainwashed
Yes you are, yes you are
Get down on your knees
You've got a job and a house
And a wife, and your kids and a car
Yeah, you're conditioned to be
What they want you to be
And be happy to be where you are
Yes you are
Get down on your knees
Get down on your knees

The aristocrats and bureaucrats
Are dirty rats
For making you what you are
They're up there and you re down here
You're on the ground and they're up with the stars
All your life they've kicked you around and pushed you around
Till you can't take any more
To them you're just a speck of dirt
But you don't want to get up off the floor
Mister you're just brainwashed
They give you social security
Tax saving benefits that grow at maturity
Yeah, you're conditioned to be
What they want you to be
And to do what they want you to
Yes you are, yes you are
Get down on your knees



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Victoria
  • 2 Yes Sir, No Sir
  • 3 Some Mother’s Son
  • 4 Drivin’
  • 5 Brainwashed
  • 6 Australia
  • 7 Shangri‐La
  • 8 Mr. Churchill Says
  • 9 She’s Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina
  • 10 Young and Innocent Days
  • 11 Nothing to Say
  • 12 Arthur

  • Album Information
    label: Pye Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin