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Rich World/Poor World

This song is by The Guess Who and appears on the album Power in the Music (1975).

Rich world, poor world, everyday it's gettin' modified
Rich world, poor world, aren't you glad you're on the western side
Individual luxury just might be the trump of the game
If you come back round with a gun at your head, I'm sure the view will never be the same

I heard something that you never been told
You'll have trouble just trying' to get old
I got something, gonna give you the word
I'm interested if you have heard
I don't really mean to bring you right down
The safest place for you's way under the ground
A hot somethin' that you never been told,
Told, you been told, you been told, you been told, you been told, you been told.

Rich world, poor world, fewer places every day to hide,
Rich world, poor world, I like it better on the Western side,
A growing epidemic of ignorance been keeping me on the run,
With a jaded ear and a whole lot of fear, we're gonna wither up one by one

I got something that you never been told
Gonna have trouble just tryin' to get old
I got something that you never heard
Come on now, just spread the word
I got somethin', gonna make you hip
Now don't go blabbin' and let it slip
For what you got I think you overpaid
I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid.

Rich world, poor world, everyday it's gettin' modified,
Rich world, poor world, I like it better on the Western side,
A growing epidemic of ignorance been keepin' us on the run,
With a jaded ear and a whole lot of fear, we're gonna wither up one by one

I heard somethin', gonna make you blue
Don't get excited cause you know it ain't new
I got somethin', gonna make you hip
Now don't go blabbin' and let it slip, you hear
Now I don't mean to be bringin' you down
You won't be safe till you're layin' in the ground
For what you got I think you overpaid
I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid.

Written by:

Burton Cummings and Domenic Troiano

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