She stepped out of the comfort of her Lexus SUV
to channel surf on the sofa beneath the a/c
the temperature in paradise is 113
Hurry in with ice and gin and quickly shut the door
cause paradise ain't paradise no more

Swingin' on the veranda we watched shadows of palm trees
that danced upon the lawns and roads and pulsed dubiously
but that was long ago before the waters took the shores
and hi tides left the fishing boats just inches from our doors
cause paradise ain't paradise no more

And the dark continent's darker than it's ever been before
investors from around the world come knocking on the door
Islamic insurgents mutilate children - just, because
and the Lost Generation wonders if it ever was
cause paradise ain't paradise no more

in Arab dirt the soldier and the politician lies
But GNP and EPS are the new battle cries
The same old game in a new domain til we realize
The price of oil is what we're fightin' for
cause paradise ain't paradise no more

Bathers on the beach are plucking tarballs from their hair
While Republicans hunt moose from high up in the air
They'll sabotage the the nation 'til the next election year
BP oil is Britain's payback for the bloody war
cause paradise ain't paradise no more

2 billion Chinese and Indians struggle for the right
to share the American dream but the planet pays the price
Human race and planet too are screaming "Right to Life"
While Gaia screams in agony, "I just can't take no more!"
cause paradise ain't paradise no more.

The birds have all gone lezzy and the cats have all gone queer
some would say it's just a sign that the end is near
Modern man at home with his ass glued to a chair
Increases his bandwidth so he can download porn
cause paradise ain't paradise no more

volcanoes in the north and earthquakes in the south
world leaders meet in safety, foaming from the mouth
discussing world resources and how to dole them out
and what crumbs to leave for the poor
cause paradise ain't paradise no more

We walked into the Sari club just to be thrown out
And American Airlines 63, cause shoes were not allowed
between terrorist bombers and political thieves
we don't know who to torture and who to disbelieve
cause paradise ain't paradise no more

The currency ain't strong enough in the land of stars and bars
to finish the seed pods we'll need to populate the stars
Starbucks and McDonald's on Tranquilitatis Mar
We've only just arrived on Martian shores
cause paradise ain't paradise no more.

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