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Reagan Shut Down the Asylums

from Punk Rock Opera, Vol. I (Album) by Punk Rock Opera

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Reagan Shut Down the Asylums. – (June 6th 1980)
The Leo and the band have actually crafted a set they can perform. Ricky gets them a show at the divey-est, dingy-est place in town. A beer and pizza bar called “The Pizza Pigeon.” The night of their first show things actually go considerably well. This is the song they open the night with. Something based on Leos personal rage.

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-[Pizza Pigeon, Interior]-

Welcome back from Vietnam, hope the syndrome hasn’t got you John
But if it did well we’ve got a treat, On the streets is where you’ll sleep

#The government ignores you, It was our job to store you
Ya see it just costs too much, To run the house, for the nuts#

Rambo we’re shutting down, Maybe you can try the next town
Sorry you got no where to go, But at least you get to keep your lobe

#Pre-Chorus#

*Reagan shut down the asylums, There's just no where left to hide ‘em
Reagan shut down the asylums, You just can’t keep denying ‘em*

Ya see you’re ill but in the head, It’d be easier if you were just dead
You know the jail would take you in, Welcome to prison the new loony bin

#Pre-Chorus#
*Chorus*

…(solo)…

#Pre-Chorus#
*Chorus*

Reagan Shut down the asylums, Reagan shut down the asylums
Reagan shut down the asylums, You just can’t keep denying ‘em!

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from Punk Rock Opera, Vol. I (Album), released April 22, 2016

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