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Message 300: Be Constructive

Piecing together the lyrics for Dollars & Cents is not easy. The sites greenplastic.com and ateaseweb.com, have incomplete or incorrect lyrics here and here. So far, this has been compiled:

there are better things to talk about
be constructive
bear witness
there are weapons we can use
be constructive
with yer blues
even when he (it?) turn the water blue
even when he (it?) turn the water green

oh won’t you quiet down?
oh won’t you quiet down?
oh won’t you quiet down?
why won’t you quiet down?
quiet down

(There are unclear background lyrics here)

you don’t live in a business world
he never goes and you never stay
with all our goals in a liberal world
living in times when I could stand it, babe

[ ??? ]
I could see out of here
all over, the planet’s dead
all over, the planet [ ??? ]
so let me out of here

all over, all over, all over, all over

quiet down (etc. backs the the following lyrics)
we are the dollars and cents and the pounds and pence and the mark and the yen, the yen
we’re gonna crack your little souls
we’re gonna crack your little soul
we are the dollars and cents and the pounds and pence and yeah
we’re gonna crack your little souls
crack your little souls
we are the dollars and cents

Please do add corrections in the comments.

4 replies on “Message 300: Be Constructive”

Line 3: I can’t hear the “bear witness.” Maybe it’s me.
Line 7: might be “balloons” rather than “blue.” Give it a listen, I hear the n distinctly.

Great post and even greater blog.

I own a copy of the official sheet music for Amnesiac released by international music co.
This what it has on the lyrics bar…
there are better things to talk about
be constructive
bear witness
we can use
be constructive
with your blues
Even when it’s only warnings
Even when you’re talking war games

Why don’t you quiet down?
Why don’t you quiet down?
oh won’t you quiet down?
why won’t you quiet down?
quiet down

(There are unclear background lyrics here)

you don’t live in a business world
he never goes and you never stay in
We all have goals in a liberal world
living in times when I can stand it, babe

It’s all over baby’s crying
It’s all over baby, I can see out of here
all over, the planet’s dead
all over, the planet
so let me out of here

all over
we are the dollars and cents and the pounds and pence and the mark and the yen, and yeah
we’re gonna crack your little souls
We’re gonna crack your little souls
we are the dollars and cents and the pounds and pence and yeah
we’re gonna crack your little souls
crack your little souls
we are the dollars and cents

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