We’ll give you back the country soon.
Your leaders at the end of June
Will be there democratically.
We’ll let you know soon who they’ll be.

Democracy is on the way.
We smashed this place to free it.
Democracy is on the way.
You’ll know it when you see it.

Your press is free forever, but
The papers we were forced to shut
Should know, when all is said and done,
It’s free, though not for everyone.

Democracy is on the way.
We smashed this place to free it.
Democracy is on the way.
You’ll know it when you see it.

A person’s treatment post arrest
Can be democracy’s true test–
Though, sometimes, soldiers are unkind,
Because… that is… oh, never mind.

Democracy is on the way.
We smashed this place to free it.
Democracy is on the way.
You’ll know it when you see it.