Smoke Ring Days



Oil -- Short Version

R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP



If you've got no oil, you pay the price
'Cause drought and slim don't load our dice
And if your skin is dusky-hued
Once we've left town, we're done, you're through
We won't be coming back for you


As thick and sweet as honey, it's the bloodiest of money
The currency of nations, it's the price of your salvation
More coveted than gold, it's why freedom's bought and sold
Every woman, child and man, you will fall where you now stand
For oil

If you've got no oil, we won't be there
Invest our cash, pretend we care
'Bout things that we think better banned
Once it goes down the way we planned
You will be under our command

If you've got no oil, there'll be no heat
Who told the poor life would be sweet
And it won't be their plight we ease
'Cause poverty's a bad disease
But all our money's overseas