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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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