Hadda Be Playing on the Jukebox

by Allen Ginsberg

It had to be flashing like the Daily Double
It had to be playing on TV
It had to be loudmouthed on the Comedy Hour
It had to be announced over Loud Speakers
CIA & Mafia are in Cahoots

It had to be said in old ladies' language
It had to be said in American Headlines
Kennedy stretched & smiled & got double-crossed by low life goons & Agents
Rich bankers with Criminal Connections
Dope pushers in CIA working with dope pushers from Cuba working with Big Time syndicate Tampa Florida

It had to be said with big mouth
It had to be moaned over Factory foghorns
It had to be chattered on Car Radio News Broadcast
It had to be screamed in the kitchen
It had to be yelled in the basement where uncles were fighting
It had to be Howled on the streets by Newsboys to bus conductors
It had to be foghorned into N.Y. Harbor
It had to echo under hard hats
It had to turn up the volume in University ballrooms
It had to be written in library books, footnoted
It had to be in headlines of the Times & Le Monde
It had to be barked over TV
It had to be heard in side alleys thru bar room doors
It had to be played on Wire Services
It had to be bells ringing, Comedians stop dead in the middle of a joke in Las Vegas
It had to be FBI chief J. E. Hoover & Frank Costello syndicate mouthpiece meeting in Central Park N.Y. together weekends reported posthumously Time magazine

It had to be the Mafia & CIA together
started War on Cuba Bay of Pigs & Poison assassination headlines
It had to be Dope Cops & the Mafia
sold all that Heroin in America
It had to be FBI & Organized Crime working together in Cahoots "against the Commies"
let Lucky Luciano out of Jail take over Sicily Mediterranean drug trade
It had to be Corsican goons in Office Strategic Services' Pay busted 1948 dock strikes in Marseilles, sixties port transhipment Indochina heroin
It had to be ringing on Multinational Cash registers
world-wide laundry for organized Criminal money
It had to be CIA & Mafia & FBI together
bigger than Nixon, bigger than War.
It had to be a gorged throat full of murder
It had to be mouth and ass a solid mass of rage
It had to be a Red hot head, a scream in the back of the throat
It had to be in Kissinger's brain
It had to be in Rockefeller's mouth
It had to be Central Intelligence
The Family "Our Thing" the Agency Mafia Organized Crime FBI Dope Cops & Multinational Corporations
one big set of Criminal gangs working together in Cahoots
Hit Men murderers everywhere outraged, on the make
Secret drunk
Dirty Rich

On top of a Slag heap of prisons, Industrial Cancer, plutonium smog, garbage cities, grandas' bedsores, Fathers' resentments
It had to be the Rulers wanted Law & Order and they got rich on
Wanted Protection status quo, wanted Junkies, wanted Attica
Wanted Kent State
Wanted War in Indochina

It had to be CIA & the Mafia & the FBI
Multinational Capitalists' Strong arms squads, "Private detective Agencies for the very rich"
And their Armies, Navies and Air Force bombing Planes.
It had to be Capitalism the Vortex of this rage, this competition man to man, horses' heads in the Capo's bed, Cuban turf & rumbles, hit men, gang wars across oceans, bombing Cambodia settled the score then Soviet Pilots manned Egyptian fighter planes
Chile's red democracy bumped off with White House pots & pans a warning to Mediterranean governments

Secret Police embraced for decades
NKVD & CIA keep each other’s secrets
OGPU & DIA never hit their own
KGB & FBI one mind-brute force
world-wide, and full of money

It had to be rich, It had to be powerful, It had to hire technology from Harvard

It had to murder in Indonesia 500,000
It had to murder in Indochina 2,000,000
It had to murder in Czechoslovakia
It had to murder in Chile
It had to murder in Russia

And It had to murder in America
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