There's thirty-thousand megatons pointed at her And him and you and me and everyone we serve I look out at the mirror, look out at the world Thirty-thousand megatons is just what we deserve And I don't get out of bed no more Beasts learned to talk a bit just to survive But we're not even beasts, it's a wonder we're alive We're baser than the base, deaf and dumb and blind
I'll not stand for Maybelline, or Kyle or Jackie O Or my sunburnt country burning people I don't know I'll not stand alone, or sing in one tune To see a Virgin air hostess serve Bolly on the moon And if I was the man on the Moon, I wouldn't let us near I'd stand on a crater with my shotgun to the sky And leave us to our mines and our Tinder 'til we die And the Earth will sigh, and the Moon will wipe its brow
We need thirty-thousand megatons Push the button now We need thirsty-thousand megatons Push the button now
Out on the street, it's only vitamins and hate We'll soon be out of Xanax and then it'll be too late We need thirty-thousand megatons, why wait? Why wait?
We need thirty-thousand megatons Push the button now We need thirty-thousand megatons Push the button now
Writer/s: James William Terry, Jay Wesley Watson, Joseph Michael Ryan, Nicholas Roland Allbrook
Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
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