"Running the World" as written by and Jarvis Branson Cocker....
Well did you hear, there's a natural order
Those most deserving will end up with the most
That the cream cannot help but always rise up to the top
Well I say, "Shit floats"

If you thought things had changed
Friend, you'd better think again
Bluntly put, in the fewest of words:
Cunts are still running the world (x2)

Now the working classes are obsolete
They are surplus to society's needs
So let 'em all kill each other
And get it made overseas.
That's the word, don't you know
From the guys that's running the show
Let's be perfectly clear boys and girls,
Cunts are still running the world [Repeat: x 2]

Oh feed your children on crayfish and lobster tails,
Find a school near the top of the league
In theory I respect your right to exist
I will kill you if you move in next to me
Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
Oh, but the takings are up by a third, oh so
Cunts are still running the world [Repeat: x 2]

The free market is perfectly natural
Do you think that I'm some kind of dummy?
It's the ideal way to order the world
"Fuck the morals, does it make any money?"
And if you don't like it, then leave
Or use your right to protest on the street.
Yeah use your right, but don't imagine that it's heard
Cunts are still running the world [[Repeat: x 6]

Lyrics submitted by hastalavictoria

"Running The World" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker

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    General Commenti don't think that anyone needs to tell you the meaning to this song.
    Kutentamenon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentvery cool
    Jaydon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE how this was the first song to get added off Jarvis. =P

    I actually played this song with la famille the other night and they hated it totally because of the language, but I think it works! It's bitterly honest and I'm pleased that Jarvis still hates everyone just as much as he did in Different Class. =)
    Appers66on November 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt was the first to get added because he put it on the internet before the album's release. I think it's pretty class.
    hastalavictoriaon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this some, at the reading festival this year they had a sing along of it between bands and it was good =)
    necroGLon December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best song to come along in a long time. Jarvis is great and all his music (that I've heard is great)
    Wallamanageon January 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm not a hippy or anything, but i hate the way everything in life comes down to money and how some people will fuck the world over just cos they're greedy bastards. yet these people are running the world and there's not much we can do about it.
    thats pretty much the gist of the song, but you all new that anyway ;-)
    selfishisgorgeouson January 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthate to pick holes but its "get it made overseas"

    not "get a maid overseas"
    selfishisgorgeouson January 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great sing-a-long chorus - Everybody sing!
    bkat004on February 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. i especially like how it was played during the credits of Children of Men. very sly... :)
    maniacleon September 10, 2008   Link

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