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When Greed Nearly Destroyed The World (Feat. Kepi Ghoulie)

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I woke up 200 hundred years had passed
(Try not to panic)
Everyone that I knew was dead
(That must feel tragic)

They said they’d made amazing strides
In the quality of people’s lives
Nobody ever starves and dies
Most everybody’s born and thrives

I don’t know how I’ll pay my rent
(We don’t use money)
I’m not joking; all my money’s spent
(I wasn’t being funny)

Without material desire
We ended 95% of crime
Unfettered flourishing of humankind
We were so stupid then
Now we know why

Do you remember when greed nearly destroyed the world?

They wanted to bring it back to the old
Feudal system where few had all the control
(These days robots do all the chores)
That fills me with panic
(Your primitive mindset is such a bore)
It feels so tragic

Now it’s no longer such a loss
When technology takes peoples’ jobs
EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE, IGNORE THE COST
You don’t have to call anybody boss

They bought our reps
They bought our votes
Again and again.
Till we wised up
And changed the game
Now we remember when
Greed nearly destroyed the world

They wanted to bring it back to the old
Feudal system where few had all of the gold

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from Escape Velocity, released June 10, 2014

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