Slaughterhouse Floor

by The Same Boat

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The President announces that they’re ready to roll
To seek revenge and reassert control
“To stop the terrorists from coming over here
We must destroy the Middle East, promote hatred and fear!”

Secretive cryptocrats are in 7th Heaven
Utterly ecstatic at their success on 9/11
The faceless suits with invisible hands
Can now finally realise their genocidal plans

Journalist and “experts,” as if on cue
All play it fast and loose with the truth
And in the future we’ll forget what they said
It will be buried underneath a mountain of death

The cynical liberals fall right in behind
Backing the establishment, time after time
And timid intellectuals cower in fear
Lest one wrong word jeopardises their careers

Lockheed Martin calls for permanent war
Exxon Mobil gets a foot in the door
Halliburton and Bechtel continue to score
There’s a killing to be made on the slaughterhouse floor

Despots and traitors, corrupt to the core
Mercenaries and private armies galore
Trillions of dollars unaccounted for
There’s a killing to be made on the slaughterhouse floor

Goliath awakens, blood begins to flow
Arabian nights incandesce like a Pink Floyd light show
Stupendous fireballs, colossal plumes of smoke
Proudly sponsored by “Bud Lite” and “Coke”

Patriotic subjects are sent to fight and die
For a “noble” cause based entirely on lies
“Thank you for your service to your country
Now go and serve us our afternoon tea!”

Meanwhile, back home in cafes and bars
The latte set discusses careers, homes and cars
Whilst in their names whole cities are flattened
Callously indifferent to the carnage that’s happened

Military recruiters haunt the shopping malls
Preying on the legion of young lost souls
While PS4 and Xbox prepare our sons and daughters
To be the next sacrificial lambs to the slaughter

Raytheon and Boeing call for permanent war
BP and Shell get a foot in the door
Halliburton and Bechtel continue to score
There’s a killing to be made on the slaughterhouse floor

Despots and quislings, corrupt to the core
Mercenaries and private armies galore
Trillions of dollars unaccounted for
There’s a killing to be made on the slaughterhouse floor

Every night on the news they publish the names
Of fallen warriors, hapless pawns in the game
And naive young recruits, fit and in their prime
Return damaged and confused and old before their time

Desperately attempting to be stoic and strong
But behind the facade is a ticking time bomb
And wealthy politicians with hands on their hearts
Never send their own children to go and take part

And in the country clubs there continues to thrive
Well connected psychopaths who plot and connive
Way too rich and powerful to pay for their crimes
That’s reserved for recalcitrants who don’t toe the line

And for the desperate hordes attempting to flee
Who are lucky to survive the treacherous seas
Opportunists, xenophobes and racists agree
We should lock them up like criminals and throw away the key

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released August 21, 2016
Lewington/Allen

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