Sandra Palmer

Kool Aid
Copyright 2006

Way down in Guyana
Back in `78
Jim Jones said, "I am Jesus"
And my time grows late
Ignore the machetes
And ignore all the guns
The government is comin'
I refuse to run

Get up
Get in line
Drink up the kool aid
Everything'll be fine
Shut up
Stay in line
Drink up my kool aid
And remember you're mine

Way down in Waco
Back in `93
A man called David
said my flock is set free
Ignore all those children
That I liked to touch
The government is comin'
Fire won't hurt that much



Look at the people who you believe
Look at the people who you admire
Could it be you've been deceived
Could you love a dangerous liar

Any where any time
Any place on earth
People drinking the kool aid
For all that they're worth
You can look at the punch bowl
And think it ain't you
`til the cup's in your hand
And you're told what to do


Short Song Description:
The dangers of the cult of personality.
Long Song Description:
The dangers of the cult of personality; of being vulnerable to leaders of all stripes who are sociopaths or psychos.
Story Behind the Song:
Sometimes I wonder if people realize just where the expression "drinking the Kool Aid" comes from, and I was thinking about how easily some people fall into a cult or a cult of personality, politics, etc.
Lyric Credits: Sandra Palmer
Music Credits: Sandra Palmer
Producer Credits: Sandra Palmer
Publisher Credits: Buffalo Kitten
Performance Credits: Sandra Palmer
Label Credits: Buffalo Kitten
Song Length: 3:46
Primary Genre: Rock-General
Secondary Genre: Blues-Rock
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Conformity
Subject Matter 2: Danger
Mood 1: Disturbed
Mood 2: Worried
Similar Artist 1: Sheryl Crow
Similar Artist 2: Warren Zevon
Language: English