“Oil creates the illusion of a completely changed life, life without work, life for free. Oil is a resource that anaesthetises thought, blurs vision, corrupts.” ― Ryszard Kapuściński,
our oil industry is work in progress
there is nothing we can do
if we are endowed but it’s now a curse
can we complain ?
when it’s work in progress.
foreigners may profit from our oil
while we drink acid rain
and use gas flares as lantern
we don’t need to worry
our oil industry is work in progress.
we may use the owners of the land
as slaves, the necessity of life
may pass them as we cart away
oil gains leaving them impoverished
don’t worry its part of learning isn’t it?
don’t you know our oil business
is work in progress
don’t push us too much
we will get it right one day.
guards may make it possible for us
to pump our oil don’t bother,
its those renegades who don’t believe
don’t bother we will finish them one day
its all work in progress.