The RIAA Took My Computer Away!!

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riaaEarlier this week we wrote how music piracy is decreasing thanks to Spotify.

In the article we posted a screenshot of the Spotify interface playing “The RIAA Took My Computer Away” from the band ‘My Son The Bum.’

This didn’t go unnoticed to the band, and Brian Kroll was kinds enough to get in touch with us.

Kroll said that he actually sent the track and lyrics to the RIAA when the band recorded it, but the music industry bosses weren’t all that excited.

Unlike the RIAA, My Son The Bum actually encourages people to share their music.

“The RIAA can’t do anything about this as I own the rights and choose to have it put up on torrent sites and wherever people want to post it. This is true for the other My Son The Bum albums as well,” Kroll told us.

The RIAA Took My Computer Away is posted below and readers are welcome to download this and all other My Son The Bum tracks.

Lyrics

THE RIAA TOOK MY COMPUTER AWAY 4X

I WENT ONTO THE INTERNET
I THOUGHT OF FILES, THE FILES THAT I’D GET

ALL AROUND THE WORLD PEOPLE CHATTING WITH ME
I THOUGHT OF ALL THE MUSIC THAT I’D GET FOR FREE

MILLIONS OF TUNES THEY WERE SO APPEALING
I NEVER ONCE THOUGHT THAT I WAS STEALING

I WANTED MORE AND MORE AND MORE AND MORE
AND MORE AND MORE AND MORE AND MORE

I WANTED A MILLION AND A MILLION TUNES
I HAD ENOUGH TO LISTEN TO TO GET TO SATURNS MOONS

IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH GREED
I HAD EVEYTHING THAT I COULD NEED

LIKE A KID IN A CANDY STORE
I HAD TO GET TO GET SOME MORE

I GOT PROGRAMS TO KEEP THE WOLVES AT BAY
I NEVER DREAMED THEY’D TAKE IT ALL AWAY

THE R.I.A.A. TOOK MY COMPUTER AWAY 4X

I WAS SITTING AT HOME WITH MP3′S AND BITTORRENTS
THEY KNOCKED ON THE DOOR, THEY FLASHED ME A WARRANT

BEFORE THEY TOOK MY COMPUTER THROUGH THAT DOOR
I SAID PLEASE MISTER PLEASE CAN I FINISH ONE MORE?

IT WAS THE SWEETEST CONFECTION
TO FINISH MY MUSIC COLLECTION

JUST AS I WAS ON THE LAST FILE
THEY KNOCKED ON THE DOOR
AND FLASHED ME A SMILE -ME A SMILE -ME A SMILE

THE R.I.A.A. TOOK MY COMPUTER AWAY 4X

I THOUGHT OF ALL THE MUSIC THAT I COULD HAVE BOUGHT
I NEVER DREAMED THAT I’D GET CAUGHT

SITTING AT MY COMPUTER IN MY UNDERWEAR
DOWNLOADING MUSIC WITHOUT A CARE

I HAD A MILLION SONGS TO FILL MY HARD DRIVES
DOWNLOADING ALWAYS MADE ME FEEL ALIVE

IT MADE MY BLOOD PUMP
IT MADE MY BLOOD FLOW
HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW?

THE R.I.A.A. TOOK MY COMPUTER AWAY 4X

BRIDGE:YOU’RE A DIRTY DOWNLOADER INTERNET FREELOADER – THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID
YOU’RE A DIRTY DOWNLOADER INTERNET FREELOADER – THAT’S WHAT MY BABY SAID
DIRTY DOWNLOADER INTERNET FREEDLOADER
YOU’RE A DIRTY DOWNLOADER INTERNET FREELOADER

THEY GAVE ME A SUMMONS AND TOOK ME TO COURT
SAID HERE ARE THE SONGS THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT

BUT WHEN THEY FLASHED EXHIBIT “A” I REALLY HAD NOTHING TO SAY

THEY LET ME GO FREE AND THEY GAVE ME A TEST
PUT ME AT HOME ON HOUSE ARREST

I SNUCK DOWN TO THE COFFEE SHOP
WITH MY FRIENDS LAP TOP AT THE HOT SPOT -THE HOT SPOT -THE HOT SPOT

THE RIAA TOOK MY COMPUTER AWAY (4X)

DRINKING COFFEE AND FREELOADING
IT’S NOT MY FAULT I COULDN’T HELP DOWNLOADING

I HAD ALWAY COME THERE BEFORE
PEOPLE KNEW WHAT I WAS THERE FOR

FROM OUTSIDE WALKED IN A COP
UP THE STEPS TO THE HOT SPOT

SHE HANDCUFFED ME AND TOOK WHAT I GOT
I THOUGHT I GOT OVER MAN

NOW I GUESS NOT-NOW-I GUESS NOT-NOW I GUESS NOT

THE RIAA TOOK MY COMPUTER AWAY (4X)

SPOKEN: EXCUSE ME, WHEN YOU RELEASE ME, CAN I LIKE HAVE MY COMPUTER BACK?

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