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from Dog Eat Dog

"Ethiopia" is track #1 on the album Dog Eat Dog. It was written by Mitchell, Joni.
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Hot winds and hunger cries, Ethiopia
Flies in your babies' eyes, Ethiopia
Walking sticks on burning plains
Betrayed by politics, abandoned by the rains

On and on, the human need
On and on, the human greed profanes

Ethiopia, Ethiopia, Ethiopia

Your top soil flies away, Ethiopia
We pump ours full of poison spray, Ethiopia

Between the brown skies
And sprinkling lawns
I hear the whine of chain saws
Hacking rain forests down

Oh on and on, insanities
On and on, short sighted greed abounds

Ethiopia, Ethiopia, Ethiopia

Little garden planet, oasis in space
Some hearts hurt, they can hardly stand it
Famine phantoms at the garden gates

Ethiopia, Ethiopia, Ethiopia

Every Sunday on TV, Ethiopia
You suffer with such dignity, Ethiopia

A TV star with a PR smile
Calls your baby "It"
While strolling through your tragic trials

Oh, on and on, stupidity
On and on, the basic needs are defiled
Good air, good water, good earth

Ethiopia, Ethiopia, Ethiopia

Little garden planet, oasis in space
Some hearts hurt, they can hardly stand the waste

Ethiopia, Ethiopia, Ethiopia

Ethiopia, Ethiopia, Ethiopia

Ethiopia, Ethiopia, Ethiopia

Songwriters
MITCHELL, JONI

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