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I have been working on these tunes for years. Some of them (Easy Street, for instance) go back to the 70's. I recently reconnected with the amazing Frog - Mark T Jordan, currently on tour with Van Morrison - who was one of the original members of the Edison Electric Band. It was truly wonderful to w
 
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Snake Oil
Lyrics
you come around like a bad cold
turnin everybody?s head inside out
you got a pile of garbage and you callin it gold
you take your money and you leave town

you callin a poor man a criminal
you callin a rich man a saint
you say a lot of things that just ain't so
you call it business but i call it snake oil

what the hell are you doing
don?t you have enough in your bank account
the oceans are fillin up with garbage
the birds and bees are droppin like flies
and you're sittin there sippin white wine
what are you gonna tell your grandchildren
when they have to move into a dome?
please don't hate me
it's not my fault

don't come to me with your snake oil
i don't want your garbage get it out of my house
I've seen enough
I've heard it all
Don't bring it around no more
(I don't want your business)

you spread your poison
any place you can make a buck
you don't care who you kill
you gonna make your profit
an it don't matter who you fuck
you don't miss a trick an you never will

you callin a poor man a criminal
you callin a rich man a saint
you say a lot of things that just ain't so
you call it bizness but i call it snake oil

there's a bunch of guys sittin around a table
and one of them says hey I got an idea
why don't we go into a poor country and get the government to sell us a bunch of land they don't own
we'll kick out all the people and build a gold mine
then we'll set up a bunch of whore houses
and put all the women in there
they'll be starving so they'll show up on their own
we won't even need buses

don't come to me with your snake oil
i don't want your garbage get it out of my house
I've seen enough
I've heard it all
Don't bring it around no more
(I don't want your business)

weed killer bug killer odor killer
snake oil
hair spray rug spray crotch spray pit spray
snake oil
fast food fast cars fast money no charge
snake oil
red pills yellow pills green pills blue pills
snake oil
Description
Short Song Description:
This is a tirade against modern business practices.It should inspire the listener to take action.
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
Credits
Lyric Credits: Joshua Rice
Music Credits: Joshua Rice
Producer Credits: Joshua Rice
Publisher Credits: Joshua Rice
Performance Credits: Joshua Rice
Label Credits: Joshua Rice
Metadata
Song Length: 4:58
Primary Genre: R & B-Soul
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Infinity
Mood 1: Outraged
Similar Artist 1: Hall & Oates
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later