Root of All Evil feat. Cyclonious

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lyrics

Nobull
We’re programmed to consume the day we leave the womb
An endless appetite that grows with every moon
We plunder raw resources as commercial mercenaries
Poor mother-nature gets no maternal leave
Whilst we continue killing forests, burning trees
Just to fuel the flaming furnace of modernity
We enforce our habits through cultural imperialism
The Third world’s just the vulture of materialism
Picking little scraps off a bare-bone carcass
Embittered by the fact we don’t share those hardships
In a strangle grip at the hands of the market
Invisible like cash that Wall Street parts with
The corporate sectors the most evil of giants
Raping the planet while we’re weak and compliant
Money causes envy, greed and the violence
The money myth sold to us by media tyrants
But it can’t paint pictures, and it can’t write books
Money can’t buy beauty but it can change looks
Money can’t buy friends and money can’t buy love
For money to spend we give our whole lives up
You can’t eat or breathe it when you’re striving for breath
The Monetary system is just a cycle of debt
Societal psychosis we chase right to our deaths
This life is a mess but believe there’s fight in us yet

Chorus
Is it the root of all ego the root of evils?
The method of genocide executing poor people
Money, cash, moolah it goes by many names
In this world run by paper it’s time to make some change
It’s got no intrinsic value and no real worth
But for the love of money we’ll even kill our own Earth
Dough, dosh, dollars it goes by many names
In this world run by paper it’s time to make some change

Cyclonious
Yea money’s got em wiling out tryina profile
Lose yourself through the wealth tryina stack big piles
You work like a slave and when it’s time to get paid
You can’t cover the basic needs from day to day
Getting squeezed slowly by the unholy
Still boldly scorned by the system listen you can’t hold me
I make money never will it make me
Tryina make yourself bigger than what we really see
See them draw out the heat for what ain’t real it’s a receipt
TO pay the bearer on demand the sum that you keep
Stay asleep see the tale aint unique
Many crippled by the currency and admit defeat
It’s a tool and it turns many into fools
It’s a trip to see you flip watch you drool
More money more problems and more debt
More stress more pain see them all get set

Chorus

Nobull
Like Damocles my overdrafts hanging over my head
No hope of redress no options I’m slow to progress
It’s not just me seems the whole worlds choking on debt
But we’re blind to the truth our eyes not opening yet
They say this monetary system harbours the inventive
I say take a look at the market disincentives
No cure for cancer and no cure for aids
Cos pharmaceuticals can’t make sure it pays
And its harder to profit off of summit that’s abundant
That’s why renewables always suffer for the funding
That’s why new technology soon becomes redundant
The whole economy’s based on ludicrous assumptions
Like trickledown theory and infinite growth
But wealth gets concentrated and Earth is limited so
Instead of money, profit and corporate greed
We all should conceive a system of resources and needs

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from The War On Terra, released November 22, 2011
Lyrics: Nobull; Cyclonious
Production: Bertie Buster

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