Fossil Fuel Ballers (feat. Aaron Nazrul)

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Forgive me for producin’ some emissions and pollution
But this rhythm and the music is my livin', when I do it
I get paid! Yeah, it’s been a decade
Since I've had a day job and I did it my way
Like Frank Sinatra, I’m just kickin up a racket
I could be at a university teachin' classes
But this is more fun than teachin', look at the people I'm reachin'
Been around the world, I fly to Europe for the weekend
Do a gig in California before I fly to New Zealand
Encyclopedic rolling stone, pinch me I'm dreamin'
You can check my status, got a U.S. Visa
O-1: Artist of Extraordinary Achievement
This all I've ever wanted, baby, livin' the life!
In the past five years, a hundred and fifty flights
Fifteen countries, forty states and provinces
And as for carbon emissions, I'm off the charts with it!
Fossil fuel is how I got here
Both to entertain you, and in my career
If you’re earnin’ somethin’, well then you’re burnin’ somethin’
Prosperity is driven by internal combustion

I need what you got
And I'm not thinkin' too far
Past tonight
Burn money
Burn rubber
Burn it all

And give me all that you got
And I'll be honest, I
Can't promise much
But I'll touch you right
So you want it

Where my fossil fuel ballers at?
If you're burnin' somethin’, holler back
We got Mother Nature on her back
But it's a one-time thing
Never call her back

Burn baby burn it all
Fossil fuel baller


I been burnin’ the hydrocarbons at both ends
Burnin’ to make money and burnin’ to spend
And no one tells me how to dispose of my own property
A globe-trotting solo artist with total autonomy
This is what I am, fossil fuel is a part of me
It powers eighty percent of the global economy
In other words, if you have some money
It’s got oil stains on it, your hands are bloody
And if you don’t believe me go ahead and do a study
Pimpin’ ain’t easy, you better ask somebody
Cookin’ with gas is pimpin’, drivin’ a car is pimpin’
Energy consumption is pimpin’, look at how we’re livin’
Gangster! Compared to horse-and-buggy days
Crankin’ up the air conditioner on muggy days
Not freezin’ to death in the winter
If energy consumption is a sin, I’m a sinner
Life is good, it’s better than it used to be
Let the good times roll, fossil fuels are cheap
That’s how we stay hella major
Prosperity is the bomb, player hater!

I need what you got
And I'm not thinkin' too far
Past tonight
Burn money
Burn rubber
Burn it all

And give me all that you got
And I'll be honest, I
Can't promise much
But I'll touch you right
So you want it

Where my fossil fuel ballers at?
If you're burnin' somethin’, holler back
We got Mother Nature on her back
But it's a one-time thing
Never call her back

Burn baby burn it all
Fossil fuel baller

Turn off the lights, conserve power
Everything goes dark, it’s earth hour
We're taking action on climate change
All together now, back to the stone age!
In the meantime, I’ll be up in Vegas
Illuminated, laughin’ at you player haters
Face it, ballin’ is part of our nature
Embrace it, you love energy wastin’
Would you rather be livin’ large and comfortably?
Or in a shack, burnin’ dung for heat?
Some people don’t have a choice, but you do
So don’t hit me with any hypocritical voodoo
About tryin’ to reduce my footprint voluntarily
I’m tryin' to make ends, I can’t let them barely meet
I’m always tryin’ to get more gigs and fly more
I got a wife and daughter to provide for
And maybe one day solar will supply us
I hope so, it’s better for global climate
Just don’t make me choose between solar and diapers
And don’t make me switch off my amplifiers

I need what you got
And I'm not thinkin' too far
Past tonight
Burn money
Burn rubber
Burn it all

And give me all that you got
And I'll be honest, I
Can't promise much
But I'll touch you right
So you want it

credits

from The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos, released September 30, 2016
Written by D. Brinkman, D. Moross and A. Ross
Produced by Soulful Spider
Additional Production and Mix by Tom Caruana
Chorus vocal production by Lin Gardiner
Keys by Simon Kendall
Guitar by Tom Van Deursen

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