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IF I HAD A DRONE (The Drone Song).

(With Apologies to Peter. And Paul. And Mary. And Pete and Lee Too.)
If I had a drone
I'd spy in the morning
I'd spy in the evening
All over this land
I'd spy away freedom
I'd spy away justice
I'd spy away trust between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land
If I had a drone
I'd fly it in the morning
I'd fly it in the evening
All over this land
I'd sniff out protesters
I'd sniff out malcontents
I'd sniff out plots between 'the enemies of the state'
All over this land
If I had a drone
I'd hover in the morning
I'd hover in the evening
All over this land
I'd hover o'er unions
I'd hover o'er rallies
I'd hover o'er houses of my brothers and my sisters
All over this land
Well I've got a drone
And I'm gonna spy with it.
And I'm gonna hover it
All over this land
It's the drone of Tyranny.
It's the drone of Surveillance.
It's the drone of Big Brother's boot, stomping on our freedom,
All over this land

The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department just received federal license to use a miniature helicopter drone as a new tool in law enforcement across 16 counties in northeast North Dakota.
  -- DL Online
A Northern California sheriff has vowed that his department won't use an aerial drone to spy on ordinary people...
  -- SF Chronicle
The Federal Aviation Administration expects as many as 30,000 surveillance drones to be hovering in America's airspace by the end of the decade, but little information is publically known about unmanned aerial vehicles
"I do not want flying spy robots looking into my private property with infrared cameras," Oakland resident Mary Madden said. "It's an invasion of my privacy."
  -- Reuters
Too late?

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Originally posted to jpmassar on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 09:12 PM PST.

Also republished by Rebel Songwriters.

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