The Profit Song

Story Behind The Song

"I'll make this world a better place" - this one came from a dream. We recorded it at Mike West's Ninth Ward Pickin Parlour in Kansas with a gorgeous New Orleans band.

Song Length 2:25 Genre Folk - Americana, Jazz - Dixieland
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Exultant, In High Spirits Subject Capitalism, Economics
Similar Artists Randy Newman, Guy Clark Language English
Era 2000 and later


first was rain
then there was snow
there was a wind
see how it blows
if you can see
then you will see:
there's profit where my finger is

sun, deep in the sky
burning the ground
steady and high
here is the sun
burning the sky:
there's profit where my finger lies

i'll make this world a better place

here is a war
they fight about me
they fight about bombs
they're crossing the sea
the sea is a toy
the land is all gone:
there's profit where my finger is

see, if you can see
where the world shakes
it's shaking for me
you do it yourselves
and nearly as well
to make this world a better place

and if you doubt
reason it out
famine and flames
hunger and drought
if you can see
then you will see:
there's profit where my finger is

lord, if you could allow
one month or two for now
without your fatal blow
we'll make this world a better place
oil under the sea
coal in the pits, profits for free
over the rise, up in the skies:
we'll fly from where your profit is

there's profit where your finger is

© 2008 kirsty mcgee / big oak songs

Lyrics Kirsty McGee Music Kirsty McGee
Producer Mike West Publisher Touch Tones
Performance Kirsty McGee, Mat Martin, Katie Euliss, Mike West, Colin Mahoney, Larry Maxey, Tom Johnson Label Hobopop Recordings

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