Well it's been a lengthy lesson
But we've been learning every day
Perfecting our techniques at keeping
The working class at bay
First we tried slavery
But those slaves did rebel
Then we tried colonies
But that worked about as well

Well we kept trying to stabilize
Minority control
To provide a sense of honesty
In this land we stole
Then we came upon it
Thge key to legitimization
You can call it what you want
We call it globalization

And globalization is good for you
Different from before
We'll just sell the arms you need
To fight your civil war
And when you look at those golden arches
You know who to thank
Let's hear it for the IMF
And the World Bank

We'll loan you lots of money
So you can modernize
Build up your infrastructure
Which we'll then privatize
'Cause you gotta pay your loans somehow
It is only right
And at eighty percent interest
We'll just take everything in sight

And globalization is good for you
It'll open many doors
Though you've sold your country
And it's no longer yours
Now you've got a coca-cola
And a very modern tank
Let's hear it for the IMF
And the World Bank

If your people start dying younger
And they say they're underpaid
Then you must remind them
Of the wonders of free trade
Just borrow some more money
And ignore that little rider
And remember you've got ten choices
Of mobile phone provider

And globalization is good for you
If you do it well
Just close those schools and hospitals
And sign this contract here with Shell
And tell those labor leaders and protesters
To go walk the plank
Three cheers for the IMF
And the World Bank

If the idea of democracy
Had a pleasant ring
We'll help you realize that dictatorship
Is really just the thing
This self-determination
Is all a silly fuss
A billion dollars in your pocket
Says just listen to us

'Cause globalization is good for you
Even if the people disagree
They'll take their orders from you
As you take yours from DC
Now don't forget to pack the prisons
And to watch your flank
Let's hear it for the IMF
And the World Bank

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