Black Suits and Red Ties

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So I finally googled "Halliburton" today, four years after writing this song, and have come to find that Halliburton is actually an oil company, not a weapons manufacturer. Oh well!

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my name is halliburton
i'm a corporation but you can call me a person
i make weapons like tanks,
guns, knives, ballistics, and hand grenades
but how am i supposed to make a living
if america decides it's time to stop killing?
who will buy my drones?
if we stop throwing bombs like we're skipping stones

and the bodies are burning
the war machine keeps turning
too many lives we've lost
our humanity is the cost
paid at the altar of profit
from the comfort of their offices
rain terror from the skies
black suits and red ties

my name is mr. senator
i swear i care about the people of this earth
i represent the country
but you didn't see the 100 Gs that Hal gave me
i wake up every day
walk up to the podium and i say
that we must spread democracy
every real american knows that war is peace

and the bodies are burning
the war machine keeps turning
too many lives we've lost
our humanity is the cost
paid at the altar of profit
occupy the oval office
shut down their enterprise
black suits and red ties

where do i go from here?

for a better world i'm yearning
and slowly i'm learning
power comes when we unite
together we will rise
join hands and occupy

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from Songs to Scream at Oligarchs, released May 1, 2016

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harryoftheEarth Urbana, Illinois

Raised in Maine.
Pursuing a PhD in ecological physics at the University of Illinois.

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