Sheik to Sheik

(To the tune of “Cheek to Cheek”) / Recording by David Simmons

Exxon’s cracking
Every rock that they can find beneath our feet
It’s the cheapest way to riches that they seek
Now our water quality is looking bleak

Always drilling
From the Arctic in Alaska as we speak
To despotic places in the Middle East
Where the money changes hands from sheik to sheik

First Bridge 
Oh they love it when their profits
Have achieved the highest peaks
But they don’t care how they get it so
They move from sheik to sheik

Yes they pump from underwater
Almost every single week
Just avoid the Gulf of Mexico
Should BP spring a leak

Second Bridge
Listen now
They’re grabbing dollars from you
No hollers from you
And finally down in

Deep in Texas
Where the men are men and women act so meek
And the Bushes and the Cheneys hardly speak
Of the way they’ve made their millions
by now it may be billions
how they made their billions
Sheik to sheik


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