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Clawing themselves into higher positions, claiming more property, more gain against lower costs, neglecting environmental and social circumstances when aiming for more profits; the modern business man/CEO/chairman/director is basically a psycho- and sociopath. These people calculate everything in degrees of money instead of truly looking at peoples’ lives or any other important factors that signify true welfare. Companies taking over land to build their chemical factories, enslaving the economically underprivileged to sew thousands of shirts for a mere dollar, this is the reality of today’s global economy. Unless we change the system of business and economy, more and more bastards with a lack of empathy will come and go, leaving crisis after crisis.

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Why oh why? Why oh why?
Things running smoothly in your business world
You defend these rotten things
Slavery before happiness
But things run smoothly in your business world

I can’t put my finger on your kind
You say it’s our wishes you oblige – but that’s a lie
All lies!
I’d rather travel more miles
On petrol not soaked with human blood – why why why
So many lies?

Maybe these are just too friendly-a-rhymes
For all those raped and killed in your line of fire
Maybe I address your actions way too mildly
In the hope your company is run by friendly guys

I try to see things in a wider perspective
But tell me how can I accept the ruined lives?
How do you set them aside?
And sadly you never tried -
To turn your policy into something
That actually matters

Maybe these are just too friendly-a-rhymes
For all those raped and killed in your line of fire
A new breed of greedy bastards comes in sight -
Those who rather use the whip than to lower their rations

Why oh why? Why oh why?
Things running smoothly in your business world
You defend these rotten things
Slavery before happiness
But things run smoothly in your business world
They’re running smoothly in your business world
Yeah they’re running smoothly in your business world!

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from Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us (LP​/​CD), released September 1, 2014

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Sweet Empire Amsterdam, Netherlands

Four friends, sharing a love of independent music, came together in the summer of 2008 to establish their own musical kingdom: Sweet Empire. They started to create songs that are melodic and playful, yet at the same time deadly serious. Bringing to mind bands like Descendents, and Dag Nasty among others. Sweet Empire has a strong on animal rights, the environment, politics, and religion. ... more

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