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Yens and Euros
by Michael Franti



Standing at the wall in the mid-day sun
uh-oh uh-oh waiting for my time to come
you can say that's the way that the West was won
Staring in the eyes of a man with the gun

New York, Tokyo or even San Francisco
Rio de Janeiro, Tel Aviv got bumpin' discos
Fingers on the button, intercontinental missile
Don't you know that every bomb is really made from human tissue?

A pipeline on a mountain side
A big corporation needs a big supply
They sign a contract in a fancy car
So you can buy a Big Mac in Kandahar

Standing at the wall in the mid-day sun
uh-oh uh-oh waiting for my time to come
you can say that's the way that the West was won
Staring in the eyes of a man with the gun

In Palestine, or even in China
Somebody always build a wall to remind ya
where you're from, and tell me your intentions
Little fingers hanging on a chainlink fence

A big bellied woman is ten days late
She needs a hospital but she's made to wait
She drops her water while they discriminate
And a baby boy is born at a checkpoint gate, so

Standing at the wall in the mid-day sun
uh-oh uh-oh waiting for my time to come
you can say that's the way that the West was won
Staring in the eyes of a man with the gun

Standing at the wall in the mid-day sun
uh-oh uh-oh waiting for my time to come
you can say that's the way that the West was won
Staring in the eyes of a man with the gun

The big dope dealer don't make no friends
just Yens and Euros and Dollars and Cents
The CIA runs intelligence for
Yens and Euros and Dollars and Cents
You got to a courthouse don't bring evidence
just Yens and Euros and Dollars and Cents
A new president, would he make a difference?
or just Yens and Euros and Dollars and Cents

Send the lawyers, guns and money
They call from the tops of the hills to the valleys
take your farmland, send them to the hussle
show me your passport, don't you move a muscle
But the roots run deep, the tree is never stunted
the lawless among us never fear being hunted
Standing in line in the mid-day sun
staring in the eyes of a man with the gun

Standing at the wall in the mid-day sun
uh-oh uh-oh waiting for my time to come
you can say that's the way that the West was won
Staring in the eyes of a man with the gun

Standing at the wall in the mid-day sun
uh-oh uh-oh waiting for my time to come
you can say that's the way that the West was won
Staring in the eyes of a man with the gun

The big dope dealer don't make no friends
just Yens and Euros and Dollars and Cents
The CIA runs intelligence for
Yens and Euros and Dollars and Cents
You got to a courthouse don't bring evidence
just Yens and Euros and Dollars and Cents
A new president, would he make a difference?
or just Yens and Euros and Dollars and Cents
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Lyrics submitted by Sahar Shahin.
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