NEWS

TAXED AND CLASSIFIED

Passport and chequebook
Documents of identity
Certificates of birth and invention
Black and white
Not grey not striped
Written down confirms our conception

There’ll be no more green
When soil becomes a dream
Icebergs are melting
Science is sanitising
With your right hand raised
Your left hand paid
Classified untaxed runs deeper than colour

Books and titles
They gain control
Is this the path the road we choose to roam
Nuke and rifle
Not just another recital
Not a breeze that blows while money steals your clothes

Negotiate
Is our way of paying toll
Figures swiftly rising in pain and in poll
Knead the dough
Your fist is hard go slow
Classified untaxed runs deeper than colour

Sealed and sold
Do what you are told
Kneel and roll in the temple and the cold
Time to burn the pages discard holy rites and wafers

There’ll be no more green
When soil becomes a dream
Icebergs are melting
Science is sanitising
With your right hand raised
Your left hand paid
Classified untaxed runs deeper than colour

Lock the doomsday judge in a chamber
Be yourself and not a stranger