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Thread #89009   Message #1675590
Posted By: sinpelo
22-Feb-06 - 05:02 AM
Thread Name: Your First song
Subject: RE: Your First song
First song?? My God! I hope archeologists never find that!

My first (and only) protest song was a rewrite of Feed The World. Never been performed though (and never likely to be)

Feed the World (parody)

(Paul Young)
Business is fine
There's no need to be afraid
What's yours is mine
We monopolise Global trade
(Boy George)
And in our world of plenty
We can sow the seeds of joy
And patent them around the world
'Cos business is just fine

(George Michael)
So buy our seed
And sow them in your fields
We know life can be hard
(Simon LeBon)
So we give you bigger yields
The Winds of Change are blowing
(George Michael) And the time is drawing near
When the only stuff that's growing is
(Bono joins in)
Is from seeds you buy each year
And the business tills that are ringing
Are singing "Monsanto"
(Bono only) And they ring, thank God, for us instead of you.


(Everyone)
And the only crops in Africa that they can grow.
Will be from seeds they have to buy from Monsanto
It's just the way it goes
And the money flows and flows
Don't they know that it's just business after all?

Feed the world
Come on now! It's just business. We can
Feed the world
Don't they know that it's just business after all?

(Paul Young)
Here's to patents
Biotech's doing fine
Shove your morals
Where that burning sun don't shine
Don't they know that it's just business after all?

Chorus (Everyone)
Feed the world
Come on now! It's just business. We can
Feed the world
Don't they know that it's just business after all?

Feed the world
Come on now! It's just business. We can
Feed the world
Don't they know that it's just business after all?

Repeat