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I wrote this song with Ian Herold. He wrote the music and I the words. We played it together in Frankie Foo and the Yoyo Smugglers and then I kept it as my own when I started my own band.

At one point Ian and I had a disagreement about things and so I ended up rewriting the song entirely with Mitch Girio for a later LP, which makes this first version kind of special. Or not.

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P-R-O-F-I-T (Perry Gladstone)

Now here’s your job so do it
Don’t make a fuss or fight
Just keep on making money
And all will be alright

Here’s your food so eat it
Its made to grow itself
Don’t worry how, or think of what
It might do to your health

Chorus
P-R-O-F-I-T that’s how they spell democracy
P-R-O-F-I-T that’s how they spell democracy

One party to the left
One party to the right
The vote that really matters is your dollar
So use your wallet to fight

Profit motive is the system
It tells you what you can do
The reality that tomorrow brings
Is up to me and you

Chorus

Here’s the news that you should know
And nothing you should not
It spins a web of fear and lies
To make sure you stay caught

Now here’s your life’s ambition
So you can save the time
Of thinking for yourself and
Get back to making mine- my life!

Chorus

The profit machine has society
Locked up in a Corporacracy

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from Songs About Girls, released December 12, 2009

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Charismatic, compelling and peripatetic, Prince Perry channels his coming of age idols of Elvis Costello, Terry Hall and Joe Strummer into a unique blend of passionate, ska-infused rock and roll that leaves you feeling like it’s not too late to be happy with your life. Or at least someone else's whom you know well enough to borrow their car. ... more

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