it goes guns, planes, trains, automobiles, cold steel, nobodys holdin the wheel, but the ships movin, shits confusin, microchips producing possibilities beyond imagination, political assassination, aggravation, bridges, tunnels, roads, forest fragmenation, acid rain in the sky, fallin---soil erosion, pipelines leakin oil in the coast, and destroyin the ocean, exploitation, employin the nation, factories noise makin, people fightin to join in the race, and partake in the global market place, n' scar the face of the earth producing garbage and waste, helicopters following the latest car chase, star wars escalation of an arms race spy satellites, telescopes look far into space-what a site, still we cant fund schools cuz the budgets tight, millions locked behind bars, there goes another guy, the judge doesn't like because he wasn't white, the systems nothing nice, so many holes in it they ran outta fingers to plug the dike, addicts doin every drug in site-jesus fuckin Christ skyscrapers, offices, construction sites, the city never sleeps-yo it stays up at night

they call it civilization, concrete, asphalt, smog, greedy crooks stuffin cash in the vault, while billions of people going hungry everybody at each others throat doin anything for money its civilization, missile proliferation, war instigation, scandals in the makin, less given than taken, poor masses with thin patience, waitin for the chance to win liberation

those with feeble vision need to listen, it goes back to bipedalism and thumbs-people livin , nomadic forming logic, and intelligence, then agriculture, cultivation, development, river-valley settlement, trade arrangements, systematic organization, prehistoric to ancient stone, bronze, iron, steel, irrigation, shelter, fire, the wheel fast forward to the present -yo turn the page, internet surfers ridin the curl of the wave, underground sex rings holdin little girls slaves, another significant contribution to world trade, mass consumption, gas pumpin, traffic jams, fast plans, billions a day passin hands, enormous wealth accumulation thru the stock exchange, while the homeless hold up a cup to toss in change travelers and business men passin on the walkways, impatient customers in line for their latte, busy streets, crowded buses, television to arouse the public, and they love it -they watch hours of it, exploding populations growing in lots of nations, and we're knowing but it seems theres no stopping the pace and resources being over-harvested to feed the market with, an evil system yet no one can depart from it, and global loan sharks ignore the relavant study, so they can embezzle money from developing countries, industrial waste destroying the ecology, invasive species settin up a colony, biotechnology-- genetic cloning of beings, corporations plottin so they can own the genes its no dream!

they call it civilization, concrete, asphalt, smog, greedy crooks stuffin cash in the vault, while billions of people going hungry everybody at each others throat doin anything for money its civilization, missile proliferation, war instigation, scandals in the makin, less given than taken, poor masses with thin patience, waitin for the chance to win liberation


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