Chumbawamba Commercial Break Lyrics

Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Prologue / How to Get Your Band on Television
  • 2 British Colonialism and the BBC - Flickering Pictures Hypnotise
  • 3 Commercial Break
  • 4 Unilever - How to Succeed in Business
  • 5 More Whitewashing
  • 6 ... An Interlude: Beginning to Take It Back
  • 7 Dutiful Servants and Political Masters
  • 8 Coca-colanisation
  • 9 ... And in a Nutshell "Food Aid Is Our Most Powerful Weapon" Reagan Administration, 1982
  • 10 Invasion
  • I'm the wife of the boss of the company
    And I always make my husband answer to me
    With what he says about the blacks, I totally agree
    The main problem is, they're not civilized, you see

    Look at the way that they squabble between themselves
    Rioting at funerals - They'll surely go to hell
    If you gave them nice houses, they'd only burn them down
    You don't get that in a white man's town

    And boycotting products won't do them any good
    You see they need the trade to help buy food
    And when I visit my niece on her beautiful homestead
    The blacks who work for her seem really quite content

    So I'll agree with my husband--let things stay as they are
    That's always been his motto, and we've gone far

    Written by: Alice Nutter, Allen Whalley, Bruce Dunstan, Darren Hamer, Judith Abbott, Louise Watts, Nigel Hunter, Paul Greco
    Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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