Running like a band of angry schoolboys
Up and down the well-lit streets today
Bashing in the heads of tax collectors
Anybody else who's in our way

Bathing in the sunlight that's our birthright
Waiting for someone to set the scene
Last time he came to town a few stray coins came raining down
We scrambled in the dirt for them
Like ants around the queen

We take aim at the dawning day
And we shoot
Starving to death
Starving to death for the low-hanging fruit

Then all at once comes the motorcade
Slow and steady down the beaten track
And as we're bashing out the windows of the limo
We notice there's nobody in the back

And a helicopter lands atop the palace
The royal guard assembles at the gate
The country's gonna burn and we'll still have to wait our turn
Last among contenders of the super-featherweights

We take aim at the dawning day
And we shoot
Starving to death
Starving to death for the low-hanging fruit


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Gojam Province 1968 song meanings
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    General Commentthe low-hanging fruit is a reference to the Greek mythological character Tantalus, who was punished by the gods to exist eternally in a pool of water that he could not drink, reaching for a fruit that was forever out of his reach.
    Blithiumon October 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGojam province is in Ethiopia and in 1968 experienced a revolt by the people against high taxes. The government reacted by reversing the taxes and putting new governors in charge.
    asikarion January 15, 2009   Link

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