"Oilwell" as written by Tony James and Mick Jones....
After 9/11 they had a three point plan
Usama bin Laden, Iraq, and Iran
So they went into Kabul to get the Taliban
In the Tora Bora caves of Afghanistan

Now you can listen to music or go to the show
And the Central Asian pipeline continues to flow
You can stand in the fields where the poppies grow
It simply begs the question, where did the future go?

Over there in Iraq there's a big oil well
Everyone's in shock overought by the smell
With insurgents going live and no one can tell
That the end of the beginning was when Baghdad fell

Saddam was the Emperor of his Republican Guard
They found him in a hole in someone's backyard
With all of us making war with total disregard
Trying to make some peace, it shouldn't be so hard

They're getting all hett up all around Iran
They don't think it's fair about this nuclear plan
It should be the same with London or Tehran
No one should have them, not any man

Let's take all the money and all of the waste
And shoot the whole lot into outer space
And try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race

And please don't think I don't care 'cause I do
But I have to say the things we dare not say that are true
And please don't put me on a list, ring me through
Cause I been honest and been true to you

Let's drop some luxury goods on to their heads
Give them a DVD player instead
Like in the film when El Cid said:
"We wish you no harm and we bring you bread"

Is this how it's going to be?
When the only platform is in the North Sea
Like a reverse domino
It simply begs the question, where did the future go?

Follow me down to the depths of Iran
We'll try to geologically understand
Roll out a barrel, limit the price
Skake your money maker and make things nice

So you know the world's a messed up place
Got to thank some puts and even band for interface
Unprovoked aggression, just one stand
That's our future in a three point plan

Please don't think I don't care 'cause I do
But I have to say the things we dare not say that are true
And please don't put me on a list, ring me through
Cause I been honest and been true to you
You, I've been true to you

We'll try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race
We'll try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race

We'll try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race
We'll try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race

We'll try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race
We'll try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race

We'll try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race
We'll try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race

We'll try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race
We'll try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race

We'll try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race
We'll try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race

We'll try to make a humanitarian case
For dropping some love on the human race
We'll try to make a humanitarian case


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"Oilwell" as written by Tony James Mick Jones

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