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lyrics

We created the state in Iran
We created the afghan Taliban
We created the hate in Iraq
That provided the spark for the ISIS clan

We created this mess
Playing the world now like a game of chess
Anybody wanna guess
Who the pawns are?
Getting fucked like a porn star?
Damn right that’s us

Any fool can tell
Banging on the door at the gates of hell
You’d do well
To educate yourself
Instead of getting caught up
trying to make your wealth

Forget about yourself
for one minute people look around the world
how bad does it need to get
before you get upset
and realise that you can rebel

CHORUS
You think you know now what you know
But you know what you see
And you see what they show you
So come along
You think the world is set in stone
Look around how many Romans d’you see?
Everything that rises must fall

Think you know now what you know
But you know what you see
And you see what they show you
So come along
You think the world is set in stone
Look around how many Romans d’you see?
Everything that rises must fall


Give your more to receive your less
How many gadgets you get for your pound of flesh?
Forty hours a week of pure stress
Just to be able to dress to impress
While the rest of the world might as well be Mars
Empire never really meant to last
Throw rocks in a house of glass
Like a madman living in Centreparcs

But don’t listen to me
Go read up on your history and you’ll see
It’s never really what it’s supposed to be
Looking through the lens
Of the shit they show on TV but the news we see
At best serves the interests of the powers that be
Saying if you wanna drink tea
And live in a democracy
Then the market’s got to be free

CHORUS

Wages fall and they push up the prices
These people don’t know what nice is
Take a look at the crisis with ISIS
Governments left to their own devices

You might think that’s unrelated
But the fact is reality is complicated
And the backroom deals that seal the fate
Of these countries never even get debated at all

Even when the countries at war
Even when all the young men fall
And all because the energy companies still want more
While the poor
Here in the UK can’t even afford to stay warm

While they struggle surviving
Profits are rising
Ask yourself why we support the violence

CHORUS

Everything that rises must fall x4

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from Truth & Fiction, released May 20, 2017

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The Undercover Hippy is actually UK based singer-songwriter Billy Rowan. After 7 years spent DJ’ing and MC’ing on the Drum & Bass circuit, Billy ditched the decks for a guitar and started out as a solo act in 2007. He now plays with a 5 piece band, bringing together, keys, drums, bass, congas and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. ... more

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