Amy Martin

It's About Oil

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Dick Cheney is explaining
Why we need to invade Iraq
He says we gotta get them, we gotta hit them
Before they can hit us back
I'm not even gonna bother
To argue over that
'Cause it's clearly just a bunch of B.S.
To distract us from the facts

It's about oil, it's about greed
It's about rich white men getting richer
It's about fear and control
Of those barrels of black gold
Well step up folks to another war where we never really say what we're fighting for
It's easy to pretend we're defending our native soil
Oh put it in the headlines, write it in big lights
It's about oil

George Dub-yuh, how I love 'ya
And you're tough, Texas cowboy ways
Congressional approval is for weanies
You go to war whenever you please
And if the citizens raise some questions
Just use the "T" word, and lock 'em up
Then it's back to business as usual -
Priming the pump

It's about oil, it's about greed
It's about this rich country getting richer
It's about fear and control
Of those barrels of black gold
Well step up folks to another war where we never really say what we're fighting for
It's easy to pretend we're defending our native soil
Oh put it in the headlines
Write it in big lights
It's about oil

And we the people we shrug and sigh
Too bad about your country, but I like to drive
If I bury my head and close my eyes
Maybe the oil never will run out

Yeah we're livin' in a strange sort of heaven
St. Peter is holding a gun.
All the angels are dressed in business suits
The disciples are on the television
And our lord says, "Do unto others
As you need to do to come out on top."
And after church we all go to Wal-Mart
The 11th commandment - Thou Shalt Shop.

It's about oil, it's about greed
It's about using much more than we need
It's about fear and control
Of those barrels of black gold
Well step up folks to another war where we never really say what we're fighting for
It's easy to pretend we're defending our native soil
Oh put it in the headlines
Write it in big lights
Hello - it's about oil