Economic Hitmen


Economic Hitmen (TSOL and Zep Hurme rEMIX)
Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson (shout out to John Perkins for the title)
Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson
Instrumental track: ccMixter artists The Spirit of Light and Zep Hurme

(other remixes below)

This song is about Economic Hitmen and the global finance racket. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding your own music (or even new vocals) to the mix, you can go to http://ccmixter.org/files/projectquestion/29205. When you’re done, you can email the mp3 to info (at) lonnierayatkinson (dot) com.

All contributions will be considered Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0.

Your time and talent is greatly appreciated.

 


Lyrics:
chorus one:
when the soul of capital reaches out, it’s not to save you, it’s for profit, baby
and when one of the bargaining chips is death, it’s not the market, it’s extortion

verse one:
- world bank – who runs it / imf – who runs it / wto – who runs it / the world – who runs it
- the contracts – who writes them / the projects – who works them / the development – who’s it benefit / the loans – who pays them back
- conditions – what are these / conditions – who decides / conditions – who do they help / conditions – who do they hurt

chorus two:
just because a despot signs his name, it’s not the will of the people, baby
and when the one you elected sells you out, it’s not democracy, it’s corruption

bridge one:
when promise rests in access
and poverty is a given
what chances do we have
against economic hit men

verse two:
- world bank – who runs it / imf – who runs it / wto – who runs it / the world – who runs it
- resources – who stole them / state industries – who sold them / our labor – your property / austerity – no security
- displacement – pollution / indebtedness – collusion / poor schools – poor healthcare / poor people – don’t nobody care

chorus three:
do the leaders even know who their people are, if not, then how do we remind them, baby
and if the rich won’t hear our songs of grief, maybe they’ll hear our songs of anger

bridge two:
are we supposed to die here
while you’re there getting fatter
well, what do you suggest, man
or do we even matter

outro:
we are people, we are people, do we matter, we are people
we are people, we are people, do we matter, we are people
we are people, we are people, yes we matter, we are people
we are people, we are people, yes we matter, we are people

 


Instrumental track: ccMixter artist The Spirit of Light

 


Instrumental track: ccMixter artist Zep Hurme (http://ccmixter.org/files/zep_hurme/33624)

 


Instrumental track: ccMixter artist mykleanthony (http://ccmixter.org/files/mykleanthony/30529)

 

“Economic Hitmen” by Lonnie Ray Atkinson is licensed under a Creative Commons License