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Resource Wars
Tom with Wylie Robbins Thorne-Thomsen on mandolin
Acoustic - Acoustic General
Previous peak charts position #25
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #4
Tom Neilson
Tom Neilson 2020
August 09, 2020
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MP3 7.9 MB  •  320 kbps  •  3:27
Story behind the song
Written as a response to the overthrow of Bolivian President Evo Morales to get Bolivias lithium and indium; ditto Venezuelas oil and gold
Lyrics
Lets have another resource war; Thats what the militarys for Why you pay your senator, To fight a resource war To get a little lithium; to get a little indium Youll it Bolivian With a little fascisium Somali rare earth elements like uranium ore 21 trillion $; You got a resource war For bananas and copper, well send a Huey chopper And the special forces to get other resources Guatemala, Nicaragua; Honduras, El Salvador You go where you wanna for a resource war. For some oil & gold; I know this storys old From Venezuela to Libya, theyll spin a lie to give to ya Theyll create adversaries; then send mercenaries & control commentaries with their war secretaries Senators Warren and Klobuchar, They give a standing O with trump to Juan Guaido They come out dressed in white and both are ready to fight Cause they want to be prez so do what Wall St says. 30 million every hour for corporate military power Cant pay for health care cause youre payin for warfare Cant pay for education; but you can pay to bomb a nation Dont be a contributor, dont pay for a resource war Tell your rep and senator; Dont vote for a resource war Tell em nevermore fight another resource war
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