SOLD DOWN THE RIVER

The President signed the GATT treaty into law
Fast-tracked through Congress with only hours of debate
We've ceded our authority in the blink of an eye
To a group of corporations that have purchased the right

They call it 'free' trade, I'll tell you what that means
You can have your unions here, but the factory is overseas
Putting poisons in the water and paying pennies

   
We're being sold down the river to the WTO
   Sold down the river, sold down the river
   Sold down the river to the WTO!

They're meeting in Seattle to plan the next century
And we need to be there in the streets
When the size of corporations exceeds the finances of nations
The democratic process can not compete

They call it 'free' trade, and I'll tell you what that means
Your health and safety laws, democratically made
Can be challenged from abroad as barriers to foreign trade

   We're being sold down the river to the WTO
   Sold down the river, sold down the river
   Sold down the river to the WTO!


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