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PLAY THE GREED
Dar Williams


I finally learned that the market's righteous holler

Comes from a pale face on a paper dollar

And I betcha got few bucks in your hemp wallet

So throw a tiny wrench in the fiber optic wires

Morals are cheap and you can be the buyers

We can let 'em poison and perish foreign lands

Or we can play the greed right into our hands


Everybody says it can't happen here

Everybody says it can't happen here

Things'll turn around just as sure as they said it

Hell, things change and they all take credit


So ask why there's only forty songs on a station

And ask your cafe about their coffee's plantation

And why is it Arizona hasn't gone solar?

And tell your print shop that hemp grows faster

And it doesn't mean a back room clear cut disaster

The market doesn't care but it wants to understand

And you can play the greed right into your hands


Smiling man says it can't happen here

Channel 4 says it can't happen here

Things'll turn around just as sure as they said it

Hell, the change comes and they all take credit


So roll up your pennies and do your battle

The chairman will start quoting Chief Seattle and

Put little tree frogs on their letterhead

'Cause the market resists and the market absorbs

With a five-pointed leaf on the cover of Forbes

The very same people turned valleys to dams

These are the ones that drain prairies to sand

And they'd just as soon you didn't know this land is your land

But we can play the world back into our hands


Malcom's gonna say it can't happen here

Rupert's gonna say it can't happen here

Things'll turn around just as sure as they said it

Hell, things change and they'll always take the credit


Hell the change comes

Let's let 'em take the credit...


DAR WILLIAMS

American singer-songwriter Dar Williams lives at the intersection of pop and folk. She fuses many genres (blues, rock, jazz), resulting in a rather organic sound. She has been making music for over a decade.

Her studio album My Better Self finds Dar at an unequivocally brazen crossroads. Reflecting on American politics, the disillusionment and apathy of youth, and the female experience, Dar makes no apology for her outspoken beliefs.

Her 2008 album, entitled Promised Land. ... Read More