Selling Sand

by Tom Heyman

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Disaster capitalism in 3:43. There is plenty of money to be made through war, chaos and violence. Written and recorded quickly at the end of W's second term, it seems just as apt right now for our startlingly casual slide towards a fascist kleptocracy.

lyrics

Fancy meeting you you, you look good and how ya been
this place is pretty swank I never thought we'd get let in
Tell me bout the family, let me get us both a drink
I got a little proposition why don't you tell me what you think

I got a college buddy that knows some people on the hill
Had the inside track on an appropriations bill
Got the paper work together dot the I's and cross the T's
Got a tasty no-bid contract just as simple as you please

You know i've made a bundle you could make one too
Better get a move on before bill comes due
If you want to get a taste I'd be glad to show you how
Its like a license to print money, selling sand to Arabs now

Got that cement contract from Haditha to Tikrit
Black Water on retainer riding shotgun in the straight
Got an office in the green zone and a suite in Silver Spring
Some lawyers down on K Street looking after everything

Got a spread in Fairfax county 13 acres and a pool
My wife is in the Junior League, two kids in private school
We're keeping up appearances, we don't go out on a limb
Got a bank in the Bahamas where I can wash the skim

Got an office in the green zone and a suite in Silver Spring
A list of sub contractors lining up to kiss my ring
If you want to get a taste I be glad to show you how
Got a license to print money, selling sand to Arabs now

And you know I've made a bundle because freedom isn't free
And you know I love my country, just look what it's done for me
If you want to get a taste I'd be glad to show you how
It's like a license to print money, selling sand to Arabs now

credits

released November 7, 2008
Written by Thomas Vincent Heyman, III
Recorded and mixed by JJ Weisler at Decibelle Recording, San Francisco
Mastered by Sean Coleman

Tom Heyman guitar, vocals
Tom Ayres lead guitar
Paul Olguin bass
Paul Revelli drums

© ℗ 2008, 2017 Bohemian Neglect Recording Works, San Francisco, CA. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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