Walk soft and carry a big stick
More like talk shit and send 100,000 troops in

Twenty first century Opium War
Protecting cheap production off-shores
Open the border to the great scam

Fronting peace with one hand hidden
Diplomacy backed by the threat of invasion
Open the border to the great scam

We'll get you addicted to our helping hand
Then threaten sanctions when we want something
Open the border to the great scam

Democracy sold to the highest bidder
World Bank loans to arm dictators
Open the border to the great scam

Twenty first century Opium War
Forcing the dirty dollar on the poor
Open the border to the great scam

Give us cheap labor and preferential trading
Give us land for permanent bases
Open the border to the great scam

We want cheap fruit and cheap gasoline
We got the world locked up in a Ponsy Scheme
Open the border to the great scam

Twenty first century Opium War
Don't bother knocking just kick down the door
Open the border to the great scam

Destruction of cultures paved the way
For an empire built on the slavery trade
Open the border to the great scam

If you don't wanna tow the line you know what you'll get
You'll end up like Arbenz and Mossadegh
Open the border to the great scam

Twenty first century Opium War
Don't bother knocking just kick down the door
Open the border to the great scam


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