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Banking

It's where we keep the money

[chorus]
Bb7
Going to the bank oh

Doncha think it's funny
F
The bank is where
 Db C7F
They keep the money

1.
 F
They don't sell shoes

They don't bake bread

They only deal in dollars

and cents instead

Bb7
Give all your dough

and wot the heck
F
Just to get it back

y'gotta write a check

[chorus]
2.
They don't sell nails
An' they don't cobble shoes
Dealin' with a bank can
Give me greenback blues

And if you ever do meet
 an officer
Ya get no thanks
Leaves me wond'rin' why
 we bother
to deal with banks
[chorus]
3.
They don't produce a product
If they're s'posed to be
 a service
Then why do they always
 make me so
Nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh
 nervous?

And if you sign away
 your cash
And everything you own

and you never do anything
 rash or unusual
MAYBE you'll get a loan!
[chorus]



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Call to Arms

Beating the drums for a different kind of war

   1.
       F
Do you know why we have a recession?
      F               C
   We got out of Viet Namn!
       Bb
Do you know why we have the inflation?
          Bb             F
   'Cause nobody gives a damn!
       F
Do you know why our cities are dying?
            Bb
   No one's int'rested anymore!
       Dm                        F
Do you know what is good for the nation?
      Bb      Am      D
   We have to fight a war!
   2.
       Db-
Do you know how to get the money?
       D+
   Our Congress must decide!
       Eb+
Do you know how to raise the army?
            E+
   Grab the men before they hide!
       F+
Do you know what we have as weapons?
            Eb
   Our good humor and our skills!
       C#3
Do you know how to rouse the people?
       C
   Let righteousness light their wills!
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   3. [first ending]
       Dm
Do you have a choice of enemy?
       F             C
   Starvation and disease!
       Em
Do you recognize the hostiles?
           B
   They're doing as they please!
       F
Do you care about the Future
       Am
   and what we can become?
    F            C
The total of our efforts
      F       Em   Dm  C
   is greater than the sum
[Repeat from first verse]
3. [second ending]
       Dm
Do you have a choice of enemy?
       F             C
   Starvation and disease!
       Em
Do you recognize the hostiles?
           B
   They're doing as they please!
       F
Do you care about the Future
      Am
   We have to win the fight!
    F                C
So, write in to your Congressman
       F    Em   Dm   C
   and go enlist to - night!



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White Man's Maya

You don't really have to be white to bear the burden

   1.
Dm
Two weeks off
      F     Dm
  for every year.
Eb
Unread books.
    Dm
  Expensive beer.
   Dm
Suburban dream house
  F         Dm
  free from noise.
Eb
In the yard work
  Dm
  knee-grow boys.
Eb
Cereal burger.
  Dm
  Flavored waste.
Eb
Artificial
     Dm
  preservative paste.
Eb
Short on vitamins.
  Dm
  Flat in taste.
    Eb
But Neiman-
         F
  Marcus toys!
   2.
Years of toil,
  Enduring lack.
A good-investment
  Cadillac™.
Frozen processed
  food and drink.
Pay a woman to
  clean the sink.
Poison spray to
  kill the bugs.
Two machines to
  clean the rugs.
Why do the kids want
  to look like thugs?
They don't know
  how to think!
   3.
Try to show
  how much I care.
Pay my son to
  cut his hair.
Don't let daughter
  be a mess.
Purchase her a
  decent dress.
Happy to help them
  live their life.
Help my daughter to
  be a wife.
Son doesn't want the
  honor of strife.
Must be lazy
  I guess.
4.
Boys learn sports
  and automobiles.
Girls learn sewing
  and making meals.
Women gossip and
  Men don't cry.
No more labor
  when we die.
Captialism!
  Democracy!
Competition!
  The Brave and Free!
Eveyone else better
  think like me,
And he better
  not ask why!
5.
Work is hard but
  play is fun.
Politics is
  Washington.
Education is
  in the school.
Churches teach
  the Golden rule.
Court is order.
  Cops are laws.
No one said they
  don't have flaws.
But the came's back
  holds plenty of
     straws and
Eb       F       Gm
God will get the fool.
God will get the fool.
Eb       F       G
God will get the fool!



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Barks Like a Duck

I was thinking that we might relax, but...

[chorus]
      F
If it looks like a duck
      Bb
If it walks like a duck
      C7
If it quacks like a duck
                             Db F   C
He thinks that it's a chick- a- dee

1.
             F
Well Georgie Porgie just took office
              Bb                  F
Talking 'bout setting our country free
        F                   F7
From an overbearing Federal government
              Bb                  C
So what's the first thing that we see?

           F
He says he wants to take away abortion
                 Bb              F
Next he wants to start a savings tax
          Bb
Didn't we just get through
                F
With eight long years of this?
      C7                       F
I was thinking that we might relax, but
[chorus]
Mindful Webworks | Radical Incline | Barks Like a Duck, page 2
2.
        F
I don't know what we can do about him
          Bb                      F
'Cause it seems the man is out of reach
     F                      F7
With little Danny Quayle as Number Two
      Bb                   C
Noooo way we're going to impeach

  F
I guess we'll simply have to be patient
    Bb                         F
And pray the man will only get four
       B
I only hope that his idea
     F
Of a kind and gentle nation
        C7
Doesn't mean we have to go to war 'cause
[chorus]



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God and Pot

Defining evil, sin, and iniquity for the sake of discussion.

The question was asked, "Does God consider it a sin to smoke pot?"potleaf

Unless you're speaking within a circle of like-believing religionists, you're apt to have some problems with jargon here.. like, what do you mean by "sin"? or "think"? or of course "God"?

The complexities of evil, sin, and forgiveness can be profound, yet can be simple enough for any child past the approximate age of the integrated self-willed self-aware personality's first moral choosing (three to six, generally). Presuming monotheism, one person at the center of the universe and of every individual, our One Parent, here's some definitions for enlightened discussion's sake:

"Evil," that which is cosmically wrong, wrong in God's plan, the ultimate view. You might do evil, probably do frequently and daily, and don't even know it because you're ignorant and partially evolved spiritually. Evil in and of itself is utterly forgivable. Someone confused enough to disbelieve in gravity may pay the ultimate mortal price but any understanding Father would without doubt forgive such mere mental confusion.

"Sin," on the other hand, is knowingly doing wrong. Here you get into a problem of subjectivity. You might be really doing right but believe you're doing wrong because of doctrinal confusion — Huck Finn helping a runaway slave, but feeling guilty about it because he comes from a slaveholding culture. But generally, if you have any sense of real right and wrong, like you clearly know you're stealing and it's wrong and do it anyway, that's real sin. Sin is forgivable, too, most especially once you quit sinning.

When sin becomes a habit, when one is so fouled up as to consistently choose to do that which is really understood to be wrong, then that person could eventually reach the point of utter "iniquity," at some point becoming dead in the sense of irredeemable personality breakdown. "The wages of sin is death."

But too much emphasis is paid to evil, sin, and iniquity in most religion. Preachers spend more time on the Devil than they do on God when they should know that the universe is Unity, not polarity. From our perspective, shadow, cold, hunger, and evil can seem "real," but they are only relativities. What we quantify is light. Heat is what's real and what we miss when "cold" is the absence of heat. Real hunger is the absence of what is supposed to be normal, a regular meal. Evil is likewise a measure of emptiness rather than the reality, being the absence or usually only partial realization of the Good in the evolving universe, fear but the absence of faith.




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