"1 And 3" as written by and Michael Arthur Herrera....
One and three what happened to the two?
What about the lies there telling you?
The first is filled with opulence and luxury
The third is full of starvation and poverty

Think about the values of the new world order
A microcosm with commercials crossing borders, yeah

The first and third I'm growing tired of the
The first and third don't know how much longer I can
Take the stress, like chasing spirits in the dark

Three and one there's so much we've been through
Broken promises will have to do
There's so much in between the right and wrong
It's time we looked around at what's been going on

Think about the values of the new world order
A microcosm with commercials crossing borders, yeah

The first and third I'm growing tired of the
The first and third don't know how much longer I can
Take the stress, like chasing spirits in the dark

We're possessed, obsessed
In turn we're more distressed
We're doomed, consumed
We gotta get that money off our backs
Affluenza, a-fflu-enza!

Think about the values of the new world order
A microcosm with commercials crossing borders yeah, yea yeah

The first and third I'm growing tired of the
The first and third don't know how much longer I can
Take the stress, like chasing spirits in the dark
Like chasing spirits in the dark, yea yeah.


Lyrics submitted by GodisGreat311

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    General CommentI think this is about the difference between 1st and 3rd world countries. We have the money to do it, so why don't we try harder to save others?
    Higgins_213on October 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti see that point. i take it more as the difference between the lower and middle class too. my wife is pregnant and we're barely middle class. it sucks because the state wont help and im not rich. the true working class always gets screwed while the crackhead mom gets her 8 kids paid for.
    caniscreamon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and the message. Isn't it "We gotta get that monkey off our backs"? Either way works. I guess I'll have to find my CD case and check if it has lyrics.
    MixPixon April 05, 2010   Link

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