I wish I had more money than I have
and I know that's not punk,
but I'd like to pay my rent.
And I can't survive without money.
No I can't survive without money.

And I want to eat red, red meat.
I want to feel it digesting inside of my tummy
I support animal testing.
I'd kill a kitten to save a human being.

The human race we are big, big dicks.
We fuck holes in the world and fuck everybody else
And we fuck because we are lonely.
We fuck because we are lonely.

And we ought to give it one more shot
we have to save the world
and bathe ourselves with love
because love is all we need
except that love isn't really all we need.

We need compassion
and we need empathy
and we need love, a little bit
and we need some money
or a way to fulfill our five basic needs that we all have
that we all have.


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    General CommentI remember seeing AJJ back in March. Ben wasn't there as he had recently gotten married. But when Sean sang this song and the line "I would kill a kitten to save a human being", he paused for a second and said that his grandfather was dying of cancer, and if they had to kill his dog to save the life of his grandfather he would.
    I couldn't help but agree with him. I've seen friends and family die of cancer. One of my best friend's dads is dying of it and every day I see him grow weaker and weaker. If animal testing could save his life, could have saved my grandmother's life, my grandfather's life, or my neighbor's life, then I would commend it, and I commend it in that some day it may lead to better treatments for diseases and crippling illnesses.
    thatsaboutiton October 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song just strikes a chord with me. Every line says something very powerful.

    This song is talking to all those people who think that they have found some better, more enlightened way to live. He talks about the people who think that money is pointless and scoff at those who seek it at all. The thing is that at least for the author, he needs money in order to fulfill his basic needs that everyone has no matter what. He doesn't say that everyone else needs money, but that for him that is the only way he knows to fulfill those needs.

    petemanpeteron March 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'd kill Andrew Jackson Jihad to save a kitten.
    one or clownon April 11, 2011   Link

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