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(No More) Corporations

You watch the virtual super-heroes
standing tall and tough
in this brave new world
while you're still paying off
On the highway of success
no speed is fast enough
You're part of the programme
afraid someone might switch it off

Commercials repeat the slogans of the underground
The meaning is lost but the words are still around

Selling heroes by the dozen
selling culture by the pound
making believe you can have it all
and the wheel of fortune's going round and round

but it´s no more corporations
it's no more co-operation for me

Believe in the slogans and lie to yourself
Pray to the icons sitting on your shelf
Act like a pig getting paid to fly
Just do what you do and never ask why

How far will you go
if jobs are hard to find?
Would you rather lose your job
or lose your concious mind?

We claim nation wide prosperity
based on a growing economy
We deny that world wide poverty
is caused by our hypocrisy
Nothing's produced according to need
Everything is made to satisfy our greed

Say it´s no more corporations
it's no more co-operation for me

The world is divided
into those who want and those who have
Everyday there´s a brand new product
straight from the lab
You might save a child from starving
simply by buying it
How about saving many more
by simply denying it?

Did you know your shoemaker is under age
She lives far away
and she´s walking barefoot

It´s no more corporations
it's no more co-operation for me

Artists sell their art
make a million with a fading fart
Poets sell out line by line
all too willing to twist a rhyme
Singers sell their tunes
to the ever growing herds of ringtone goons

And all the global experts
you can watch them on TV
talking about global markets
talking about investments
talking about human resources
talking about stagnation
talking about the economy
But we're talking about global warming
talking about the environment
talking about human rights
talking about starvation
talking about integrity
talking about the corporation
that owns your favourite song
about this world gone wrong

It´s no more corporations
it's no more co-operation for me

Ain´t gonna work for them
Ain´t gonna die for them
Ain´t gonna sell to them
Ain´t gonna buy from them

You gotta change your life
ain´t enough to change your style

credits

from I Scratch The Million Out Of Black Rain, released April 1, 2009
Georg Hoffs - lead guitar
Christiane Günther - choir vocals
Juliane Muschter - percussion
Halfblind Henry - vocal, choir vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar

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