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Author Name: Freevictor69 5 Comments
Date Added: August 20, 2014 17:08:27 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Your oil is my opium

Your oil is my opium This truth one can't deny But if you try an expose this I'll point and shout "You lie!"
I'll rape you country To fuel my need I'll line my pockets To ease my greed
And as you sit there All contrite My pals in the news Will tell the world I'm right
I'm addicted to its power The world looks on "nonplumb" I'll do as I please when I want to You oil's my opium
Not a finger lifted to stop me As I plunder black gold from the ground Drones overhead as my guardians  To stop you snooping around
The death toll, slowly it rises As the war machine keeps rumbling on I make too much money to count it Your oil's my opium
Morals, what are they, I have none Big business has no time for that Quaffing caviar, foie gras, and lobster Turns one into a real life, real rich, fat cat
Hiding behind words like democratic Leaving rivers of blood in my wake Pulling the wool over everyone's eyes It's easy, a real piece of cake
Some sit at their desks and berate me Call me names as if they will hurt They don't see the world as I do I see dollars where you just see dirt
Nothing you do can stop it I own all the powers that be The papers, police, politicians They all have to answer to me
Money brings power, brings immunity Bigger the crime, I give out bigger sums I'll not spend a second behind bars Your oil's my opium
Cries of pain should tug at my heart strings  Starving children walking the street Homes destroyed to make room for my drill heads Bastards just get under my feet
I stand at the top of my tower Master of all I survey  Laws, rules, and what's right All things I just sweep away
My idea of ownership? If I see it, I take it, it's mine My kids are learning to be just like me In my world they'll get on just fine
You cannot deny me what I want I'll convince you with cash or a gun My monkey is black, and worth billions Your oil's my opium


Author's Notes:
A friend on Facebook gave me the title, this just sprang from it.
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Comment By: PremiumKymberly Donn on December 15, 2016 11:36:47 AM Report

Holy smokes John! Excellent piece of ranting!



Comment By: FreeMads on August 25, 2014 05:14:05 PM Report

Captivating and very well written. It invoked a lot of imagery.

Excellently done..

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on August 24, 2014 01:28:04 PM Report
Great rant, pal...Big oil has no interest in developing alternative energy. They just want to feed their greed and keep us addicted to fossil fuel. Whatever happened to hydrogen cars..???....len
Comment By: FreePelagic Mind on August 24, 2014 08:46:03 AM Report

Well they are just starting fracking the earth here at the moment.  Test cracking caused term ours under a city here in the UK.. Did it change anyone's opinion on getting the very last drops of oil and gas out by crushing up the earth's mantle???? Err, NO! As you say they exploit us for our addiction to the fossil fuel.. Sooner it's all gone the better! 


Good protest piece... :) 

Comment By: FreeLast Temple Knight on August 20, 2014 08:49:36 PM Report
Blood on the sand, the loss of human life for the sake of black gold... Sad, but true. LTK


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