biblical allegory, profiteering

Not Long for this World

I sold my soul
For the promise of control,
Unto a business man
He said to me, 
"You've gotta take what you can,
Right now I'm more popular than God,
Right now I'm more popular than God."

CHORUS
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Son, you, you ain't long for the world
Son, you, you ain't long for the world
Son, you, you ain't long for the world
You aint long for the world.
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As I shook his hand
I could not feel the flow of blood
He just smiled like he understood
He said to me,
"Men are rotten to the core,
But I got so much to thank them for:
I built my kingdom profiteering from war."

CHORUS

As we crossed the plain
We talked about the gold
We split the river in a four-wheel-drive
He said to me, 
"Take the key -  
I will be gone for a little while,
Up in the sky, travelling in style,
With my whores, riding many a mile.

CHORUS

© Severn Dwyer. 2007

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