There’s Big Profits in the Killing Biz (video)

September 10, 2011

Bexley, Lewisham and Dartford’s Food not Bombs group has made a parody video as part of their action against DSEI, to the tune of Pulp’s Sorted out for Es and Whiz.

The lyrics are:

Oh is this the way that arms dealers are meant to deal?
Or just some fat cats making a killing on the battlefield?
And I don’t quite understand just what the death-count is,
But it’s ok ‘cause there’s big profits in the killing biz
And tell me when the troops they land
‘Cause intervention’s gotta count for something. -i-i-ing.

When the guns and bombs are priced, well the price is right, but then tomorrow morning,
Oo-oo-oo-ooh, ooh, the troops come down
Oh yeah dictators are an awful bunch of evil clowns
Got their weapons from some spruced up joint in London town
And no one seems to know quite what a scruple is.
But it’s ok ‘cause there’s big profits in the killing biz
In comp’ny boardrooms repression seems so very, very, very far away
Alright.

When the guns and bombs are priced, well the price is right, but then tomorrow morning,
Oo-oo-oo-ooh, ooh, the batons come down. Just keep on selling…
Everybody’s passed the blame
Ask registered address and name and then “nice one” “geezer”
But that’s as far as the conversation went.
I made new friends, they’re on the phone, it’s kicking off – they want some drones.
There’s no “no way”, “not today”, what the war on terror meant.
And this hollow feeling grows and grows and grows and grows
And you want to call your mother and say
“Mother, I can never come home again
’cause I seem to have left an important part of my ethics somewhere
Somewhere in a conference room in London”.
Alright.

When the guns and bombs are priced, well the price is right, but then tomorrow morning,
Oo-oo-oo-ooh, ooh, the bombs come down.
What if they always come down?

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