Capitalism Lyrics

Oingo Boingo


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Danny Elfman
album: Track 4 in album Only a Lad
release date: 1981-6-19
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genres: Rock
styles: New Wave/Pop Rock
length: 3:40
producer: Oingo Boingo and Peter Solley
drums: Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez
lead vocals: Danny Elfman
vocal: Kerry Hatch
trumpet: Dale Turner
bass: Kerry Hatch
guitar: Steve Bartek and Danny Elfman
tenor saxophone: Sam "Sluggo" Phipps
mastering: George Marino
baritone saxophone: Leon Schneiderman
horn arranger: Steve Bartek
keyboard & trombone: Richard Gibbs
lyricist: Danny Elfman

Cover Art

Oingo Boingo Only a Lad cover art
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There's nothing wrong with Capitalism
There's nothing wrong with free enterprise
Don't try to make me feel guilty
I'm so tired of hearing you cry

There's nothing wrong with making some profit
If you ask me I'll say it's just fine
There's nothing wrong with wanting to live nice
I'm so tired of hearing you whine
About the revolution
Bringin' down the rich
When was the last time you dug a ditch, baby!

If it ain't one thing
Then it's the other
Any cause that crosses your path
Your heart bleeds for anyone's brother
I've got to tell you you're a pain in the ***

You criticize with plenty of vigor
You rationalize everything that you do
With catchy phrases and heavy quotations
And everybody is crazy but you

You're just a middle class, socialist brat
From a suburban family and you never really had to work
And you tell me that we've got to get back
To the struggling masses (whoever they are)
You talk, talk, talk about suffering and pain
Your mouth is bigger than your entire brain
What the hell do you know about suffering and pain . . .

(Repeat first verse)

(Repeat chorus)

There's nothing wrong with Capitalism
There's nothing wrong with Capitalism
There's nothing wrong with Capitalism
There's nothing wrong with Capitalism




Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Little Girls
  • 2 Perfect System
  • 3 On the Outside
  • 4 Capitalism
  • 5 You Really Got Me
  • 6 Only a Lad
  • 7 What You See
  • 8 Controller
  • 9 Imposter
  • 10 Nasty Habits