Jarvis: Running the World (song)

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Credits

Written by: Jarvis Cocker
Produced by: Graham Sutton and Jarvis Cocker

Lyrics

Well, did you hear
there's a natural order?
Those most deserving will end up with the most?
That the cream can not help but always rise up to the top?
Well I say... "shit floats"

If you thought things had changed
Friend, you'd better think again
Bluntly put, in the fewest of words:
Cunts are still running the world
Cunts are still running the world

Now the working classes are obsolete
They are surplus to societies needs
So let them all kill each other
and get it made overseas

That's the word, don't you know?
From the guys that's running the show
Let's be perfectly clear boys and girls:
Oh, cunts are still running the world
Cunts are still running the world

Oh yeah!
Oh yeah!

Well, feed your children on crayfish and lobster tails
Find a school near the top of the league
In theory, I respect your right to exist
I will kill you if you move in next to me

Ah, it stinks!
It sucks!
It's anthropologically unjust!
Oh, but the takings are up by a third
Oh, so cunts are still running the world
Yeah, cunts are still running the world
Oh yeah, cunts are still running the world
Cunts are still running the world

The free market is perfectly natural
Do you think that I'm some kind of dummy?
It's the ideal way to order the world
Fuck the morals -
does it make any money?

And if you don't like it
then leave
Or use your right
to protest on the street
Yeah, use your right
but don't imagine that it's heard
Not whilst cunts are still running the world
Yeah, cunts are still running the world
Yeah, cunts are still running the world
Yeah, cunts are still running the world
Oh, cunts are still running the world
Cunts are still running the world

Cunts are still running the world

Notes

This is what Jarvis had to say on his Jarvspace page:

If all the technical bits & pieces are working properly then you should be able to hear a new song I've been working on. I wanted you to hear it now cos It's exactly 1 year since that Live-8 thing & it was the night of that event that I wrote this song. I apologise for all the swearing but sometimes that's the only thing that seems appropriate.
It's in no way a criticism of Geldof & co. but I remember thinking at the time: "Where does engaging with these politicians/businessmen really get you?" - (12 months on & the cunts still haven't paid up as far as I can make out) - maybe the problem is something more ..... fundamental. Anyway, what do I know? I'm just a pampered rock star - but at least I think it's good to discuss this stuff. Don't you?
Let me know what you think.

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