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‘They persecute me, they’re the judge and jury all in one.’



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Just adding a note to Jonah’s column on the Audi ad: Indeed, Cheap Trick did rerecord “Dream Police” as “Green Police,” but judging from the version available on Audi’s Facebook page, they only changed one word; the rest of the lyrics remain the same:

The green police, inside of my head.
The green police, they come to me in my bed.
The green police, they’re coming to arrest me, oh no.

You know that talk is cheap, and those rumors ain’t nice.
And when I fall asleep I don’t think I’ll survive the night, the night.

’Cause they’re waiting for me.
They’re looking for me.
Ev’ry single night they’re driving me insane.
Those men inside my brain.

The green police, inside of my head.
(Live inside of my head.)
The green police, they come to me in my bed.
(Come to me in my bed.)
The green police, they’re coming to arrest me, oh no.

Well, I can’t tell lies, ’cause they’re listening to me.
And when I fall asleep, bet they’re spying on me tonight, tonight.

’Cause they’re waiting for me.
They’re looking for me.
Ev’ry single night they’re driving me insane.
Those men inside my brain.

I try to sleep, they’re wide awake, they won’t let me alone.
They don’t get paid or take vacations, or let me alone.
They spy on me, I try to hide, they won’t let me alone.
They persecute me, they’re the judge and jury all in one.

’Cause they’re waiting for me.
They’re looking for me.
Ev’ry single night they’re driving me insane.
Those men inside my brain.

Quite a few readers argue that the Audi ad is pro-green police, but the lyrics certainly don’t portray them as anything but bad.


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