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lyrics

Extend the area of freedom
From sea to boiling sea to oblivion
Chicago Boys heaving The Brick through La Moneda
Jubilantly skipping down the New Silk Road

The splendor of empire
Fleeing ever forward
A grifter lodestar
Beaming down a resource curse

Every rate of interest is a doubling time
As fast as I might run those golden sacks will outshine
With immunity for distinguished corruption
Indemnified to purloin fortune

There’s class warfare alright
But it’s the rich that’s making war
And they’re winning

Endless war is just a game

credits

from A Brief Respite From Shooting Fish In A Barrel, released February 18, 2013
Vocals, guitars: Khalid
Piano, electromagic: Jonathan Visger
Bass: Patrick Prouty
Drums: Chuck Mauk

Produced and mixed by Khalid and Jonathan Visger
Mastered by John Scrip at Massive Mastering, Chicago, IL

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Khalid Hanifi Ann Arbor, Michigan

Over the course of three decades, Khalid Hanifi (Map of the World [Atlantic Records], Kiss Me Screaming, Maypops, and as a solo artist) has built a deeply compelling body of work that combines uniquely thoughtful, personally-charged lyrical content with impeccably crafted, irresistibly infectious melodies. ... more

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