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The Bottom Line

Peter Hicks
Language: English


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Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis
They're closing down our factories
and shutting up our mines
All in pursuit of profit,
'cos that's their bottom line,
They don't care about the workers,
it really is a crime,
The only thing that matters
is their precious bottom line.

Their precious bottom line,
their precious bottom line,
The only thing that matters
is their precious bottom line,
They don't care about the workers,
it really is a crime,
The only thing that matters
is their precious bottom line.

They say we're all Australians,
I've heard that oftentimes,
But it's the corporation's interest
that dictates the bottom line,
When it comes to jobs or money,
it's money every time,
'Cos it's the money that gets measured
on their precious bottom line.

Their precious bottom line,
their precious bottom line,
The only thing that matters
is their precious bottom line,
They don't care about the workers,
it really is a crime,
The only thing that matters
is their precious bottom line.

Their capital is free
to move anywhere they please,
They're exploiting third-world children
in countries overseas,
We'll end up with third world wages
if we agree to sign
Their lousy stinking contracts
and that's the bottom line.

Their precious bottom line,
their precious bottom line,
The only thing that matters
is their precious bottom line,
They don't care about the workers,
it really is a crime,
The only thing that matters
is their precious bottom line.

They're destroying native forests
and they're poisoning our seas,
'Cos money doesn't need to eat
and capital don't breathe,
When there's nothing more to plunder,
well that will be just fine,
'Cos there'll be nothing left
but money and that's their bottom line.

Their precious bottom line,
their precious bottom line,
The only thing that matters
is their precious bottom line,
They don't care about the workers,
it really is a crime,
The only thing that matters
is their precious bottom line.

Seems labour is enslaved
as long as capital is free,
Let's join across the oceans
with all workers overseas,
We'll build a better future,
yes, for all of humankind,
For people not for profit,
and that's our bottom line.

That's our bottom line,
that's our bottom line,
For people not for profit,
yes that's our bottom line,
And those who stand against us
will pay for every crime,
For people not for profit,
yes that's our bottom line.

Contributed by Marcia - 2008/6/25 - 10:08



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