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inspired by the story of protesters at UC Davis being pepper sprayed.
lyrics and melody by Catherine Faber 2011
Humans aren't perfect; our nature forbids
We're toys of our terrors and dupes of our ids
No humans aren't perfect, so say what you like
We'll always have people like Pepper Spray Pike.
But they shouldn't have badges, they shouldn't have guns
They don't need a taser that cripples and stuns
They shouldn't have pepper-spray. Don't make me start--
Just spare me the cop with the criminal's heart!
If you run a college, take warning from me
Your guards are the face that the nation will see
You can't keep the secret; we may look alone,
But a camera watches from every damn phone.
The rich have the justice their money can buy,
Plus thugs, to spray protesters right in the eye.
But if they go viral while breaking the strike,
They'll be hung out to dry, just like Pepper-Spray Pike!