Oil and water
by Steven Clotzman

I was sitting on the porch without much to say
When Sonny called up just the other day
He said, I’m all out of cash and got nothing to barter
But someone needs a fix of oil and water

I put down the phone and turned on the news
Man said, “You need it just as much as I do!”
So pack up your bags, prepare for the slaughter
‘Cause someone needs a fix of oil and water
Oh, someone needs a fix of oil and water

Sonny put the pen down on the dotted line
He said don’t worry friend, everything will be fine
See, I got no plans to be cannon fodder
But someone needs a fix of oil and water

I heard ‘em talking about freedom, apple pie and my ma
They said, we’ll move any mountain and we’ll change any law
It’s like we’re getting older but we’re not any smarter
When someone needs a fix of oil and water
Oh, someone needs a fix of oil and water”
Oh, someone needs a fix of oil and water”

It's like one man’s oil makes another’s blood boil
I said one man’s oil makes another’s blood boil
One man’s oil makes another’s blood boil
One man’s oil makes another’s blood boil

It’s the scourge of all nations, between want and need
Smoke signals in the sky that no can read
So pray for your sons, go hide your daughters
‘Cause someone needs a fix of some oil and water

They sent an army of worshippers hungry and cursed
Across an ocean of envy and an unquenchable thirst
Gave them money to burn at least in their dreams
Where the best they can say is it’s not what it seems

When Sonny got back he wasn’t the same
He can’t fall asleep and he walks with a cane
He says, I killed the son in the name of the father
‘Cause someone needs a fix of oil and water”
Oh, someone needs a fix of oil and water”
Oh, someone needs a fix of oil and water”

It's like one man’s oil makes another’s blood boil
I said one man’s oil makes another’s blood boil
One man’s oil makes another’s blood boil
One man’s oil makes another’s blood boil


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