"Keep On Rotting In The Free World" as written by and Jeffrey Walker....
THE THREADS OF GLOBAL FABRIC ARE UNITED,
THE ROLE OF THE WESTERN FREE WORLD IS IN DECLINE,
STILL FREE TO CONSUME, FREE TO BREATHE,
FREE TO EXIST, FREE TO DREAM, YOUR LIFE OF DREAMS,

KEEP ON ROTTING, KEEP ON ROTTING, KEEP ON HOPING, DREAMING, ONE DAY MAYBE,
KEEP ON ROTTING, KEEP ON HOPING, WHILST IN THE REAL WORLD YOU...

CONSUMER OR CONSUMED, YOUR LIFE IS CHEAP,
ECONOMIC SALVATION IN SWEATSHOPS RETURNED FROM THE EAST,
DESPAIR THE ONLY QUALITY OF STRIFE,
A REASON FOR EXISTENCE IF YOU CAN AFFORD THE PRICE,
IF YOUR PRICE IS RIGHT,

KEEP ON ROTTING, KEEP ON HOPING, KEEP ON DREAMING, ONE DAY MAYBE,
KEEP ON ROTTING, KEEP ON HOPING, KEEP ON DREAMING,
WHILST IN THE REAL WORLD YOU...
KEEP ON ROTTING, KEEP ON HOPING, KEEP ON DREAMING, ONE DAY MAYBE,
KEEP ON ROTTING, KEEP ON HOPING, KEEP ON DREAMING,
WHILST IN THE REAL WORLD YOU...
...ROT!!!!!


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"Keep on Rotting in the Free World" as written by Jeffrey Walker

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    General CommentI think this could well be the best song title ever...
    quiffpornon November 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyes indeed
    nimrod123on March 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLove the chorus!

    Anyway, this is obviously about capitalism, and the dominance of the West in the global economy - the Western nations being "consumers, and all others being consumed". Eventually, nothing will be free - air, dreams, life. The chorus simply exemplifies the message - that we will keep on deriving from those less fortunate than us, although in the natural, non-economic world, our money and investments and exploitation would simply fall apart ("...whilst in the real world you...rot!!"). I think, overall, this is about the intricate financial web that Capitalism has spun, and if the threads fade, we would simply fall to earth.

    Anyway, I think I distorted the message a bit, but that's just my 2 cents.
    Arkyopterixon February 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh yeah, I almost forgot...

    WOODBLOCK!
    Arkyopterixon February 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt means Jim Croce meets Al Stewart and they tell Neil Young that he's unwanted.
    mca5517aon February 17, 2007   Link

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