Food, Not Finance (Icemakers of the Revolution)

“Food, Not Finance” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Food, Not Finance” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Icemakers of the Revolution.
Tune: Icemakers of the Revolution.


Now ev’ry morning when the sun comes around,
The man in the white hat saunters down.
He puts the workers in a truck and ships ‘em all out
For another day’s labor in the fields.
Now fourteen hours in the scorching hot sun,
Ya know it ain’t healthy; ya know it ain’t fun.
You get hurt on the job and you’re laid off.
The ones at the top say it’s your own fault.
So we say….

No more cash crop: we wanna feed our own.
No more cash crop: we wanna feed our own.
Food, not finance; people before profit.
Take yer corporate money and go on home.

Now ev’ry night when the moon comes around,
The man in the white hat can’t be found.
He leaves the workers in their shacks, his poison in the ground,
And sneaks off to his condo in pre-fab town.
Well, the earth is plenty; the earth is sweet.
Treat it right, we’ll have food to eat.
But to the man in the white hat, it’s all just a game
’Cause corporate rape is his middle name.
And we say….

No more cash crop: we wanna feed our own.
No more cash crop: we wanna feed our own.
Food, not finance; people before profit.
Take yer corporate money and go on home.

Now ev’ry farmer will tell you,
You must rotate yer crops.
You take the protein out and don’t put it back.
And the erosion will never stop.
Now ev’ry citizen will tell you,
We must have food to eat.
But when you live for profit, when you kill the land,
The needs of the people lose out to greed.
So we say….

No more cash crop: we wanna feed our own.
No more cash crop: we wanna feed our own.
Food, not finance; people before profit.
Take yer corporate money and go on home.

Now ev’ry citizen will tell you,
We must have food to eat.
But when you live for profit, when you kill the land,
The needs of the people lose out to greed.
So we say….

No more cash crop: we wanna feed our own.
No more cash crop: we wanna feed our own.
Food, not finance; people before profit.
Take yer corporate money and go on home.


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