Progress for progress' sake
doesn't make the world great
its stealing all the animals from us
If not for the magnates
and fashion conglomerates
we might just be able to budge
From this onerous stance
that to spin and to dance
we've gotta we've just gotta have those
for whats more in the end,
after we spend and we spend,
is less than the sum of the whole.

Roadways for going places
don't make a perfect world
they're knocking down homes for your lot
but humans are humans
and need more than animals
a place with a roof and a cot.
and a driveway and a garage
and a pool and a yacht,
we've gotta we've just gotta have those
and the bird in the tree
well who the hell is she?
a bird with no home that is what.

no progress for progress' sake
doesn't make the world great
its painting us rotten to the core
for all of the buildings
and fences and other things
only seem to make us want more.
a car for me and a car for you,
a mobile, a digital what
without a computer i've no way to do
what I need to make the sum reach a lot

a lot a more progress,
a lot a more stuff,
a lot a more anythings fine
a lot more ascention
in the four known dimensions
a lot more for me and for mine
and these things that I need
are a kin to a thneed,
oh am I a lorax or what?
For the wants of us all
are a mountain so tall
the world cannot stand it on top

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