Circle Of Life
THE NEON LIGHTS REFLECT OFF ROWS OF SHOP WINDOWS
LIKE RATS IN A MAZE, THE RELENTLESS MARCH OF DESPERATE FEET
ROW UPON ROW OF NEVER ENDING TRINKETS
A THOUSAND BLANK EXPRESSIONS, SPOILT FOR CHOICE

GIFTS FROM THE GODS OR A SWEAT SHOP IN TAIWAN?
A CHILD LABOUR FACTORY HELD AT GUNPOINT BUT THAT'S OK
JUST SO LONG AS WE HAVE EVERYTHING THAT WE WANT

ON SKELETON BROADWAY THE OFFICE BUILDING GLOWS BLUE
SO MANY BLOODIED HANDS OUR MONEY HAS TO PASS THROUGH
TO BE PLACED IN THE POCKETS OF TERRORISTS AND REBELS
AND ONWARDS TO FUND MASS EXECUTION AND THE RAPING OF

THE BLACK BLOOD THAT RUNS THROUGH THE VEINS OF THE WORLD
FROM EVERY BLAZING DESERT TO EVERY FREEZING ROCKY SHORE
FROM DALLAS TO DARFUR IT'S USED AS A WEAPON AGAINST THE POOR
BUT IN MY TOWN IT'S ALL ABOUT STATUS AND WHO'S GOT MORE

THEY'LL BUY UP ALL THE LAND AND START WARS WHERE WE WON'T SELL
THEY'LL TURN SCHOOLS INTO DUST AND SEND THE FUTURE TO HELL
THEY'LL BUY PEOPLE'S LIVES, OR TAKE THEM FOR FREE
JUST TO ADD ANOTHER POINT TO THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

GIFTS FROM THE GODS OR PUTTING GREED ABOVE NEED?
AS THE WORLD STANDS BACKS TO THE WALL, BLINDFOLDS ON BUT IT'S STILL OK
JUST SO LONG AS THEY HAVE EVERYTHING THAT THEY WANT
AND THEY SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT IN THEIR SELF IMPOSED PRISONS

IN A ROOM WITH A VIEW OVER ROWS OF SHOP WINDOWS
THE RATS IN THE MAZE NOW HOPELESSLY LOST
THE SHALLOWNESS AND SHAME OF THIS SHIT I SEE AROUND ME
CAN ALL BE YOURS FOR THIS MODEST FEE
Lyrics for Circle Of Life  by Mark Ayling
Copyright Mark Ayling 2013
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