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As performed at the GN Keep Space for Peace Conference 2004

Follow the Money

[copyright: Holly Gwinn Graham 2004]
Performed at the Global Network Conference 2004

How many people have fallen in Iraq?
How many kids have been sent back
With injuries the Pentagon’s trying to hide?
22 so far have committed suicide
‘Cause they’re sick at heart and sick to the soul,
And no amount of medicine will make them whole.
But where are the billions? Where’s the money?
Gone to corporations, say it with me, honey...

(Chorus) Follow the money (response)
Follow the oil (response)
Follow the money (response)
Back to the masters of war...

Money to Bechtel, money to the Bushes,
Money to Carlyle Group’s war pushes,
Money to mercenaries, money to greed
While nobody else gets what they need.
Not enough food or clean water to drink,
Poor medical attention, living on the brink,
Breathing depleted uranium dust...
It’s another betrayal of the public trust.

Chorus as above

Lockheed, Bechtel, Halliburton
Getting all the billions so they’re not hurting,
While troops go poor with no counseling,
Americans are paying for the wrong damn thing!
We started 2 wars to the tune of a lie
And everyday more people die.
The peace movement told it like we said it before...
We’ve been bamboozled by another Bush war
With decimated countries that couldn’t fight back.
It looks like Palestine now in Iraq!


Millions march for peace, what does the media say?
Not “how many kids are going to die today?”
Not how all the billions are going to line
The pockets of the criminals making land mines,
Toadies to the contracting corporations
As W thumbs his nose at United Nations,
Killing in the name of democracy –
Well, it looks more like fascism to me!


Take a look around here. Who’s the guy?
Or the woman reporting to the FBI?
We’ve got to learn to spot ‘em in self-defense
‘Cause they’re the ones advocating violence.
They call us terrorists if we don’t agree,
“With us or against us”: hypocrisy!
Just look at the 9/11 Commission –
Condoleeza Rice and sins of omission!


Without Democracy Now! Where would we be?
And Alternative Radio, and T.U.C.?
Gil Scott Heron was right to advise
The revolution isn’t being televised.
Tell the FCC monopolies NO!
And listen to Free Speech Radio,
Because the corporate media’s all in bed
With the Pentagon, reporting what the generals said.


The USA’s become the beast
Giving to the rich, stealing from the least.
It’s money and power. It’s cold as ice,
Let poor people’s kids make the sacrifice.
Bomb the world - reduce it to rubble,
Just don’t burst the American bubble...
Don’t wake the jerks driving big Humvees,
So removed from reality.


Let’s send more help to Afghanistan...
It’s worse now than under the Taliban.
Occupation Forces out of Iraq!
Occupation Forces give the White House back!
Keep nukes and weapons out of space!
Missile Defense means a new arms race.
Old John Kerry better eat his spinach,
But God! I wish it could be Kucinich!


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