Bo Burnham - How the World Works lyrics

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Bo Burnham - How the World Works lyrics

[Intro: Bo Burnham] Hey, kids Today, we're gonna learn about the world [Verse 1: Bo Burnham] The world that's around us is pretty amazing But how does it work? It must be comp-l-icated The secret is: The world can only work When everything works together A bee drinks from a flower and leaves with its pollen A squirrel in a tree spreads the seeds that have fallen Everything works together [Pre-Chorus: Bo Burnham] The biggest elephant, the littlest fly The gophers underground, the birds in the sky And every single cricket, every fish in the sea Gives what they can and gets what they need [Chorus: Bo Burnham] That is how the world works That is how the world works From "A" to "zebra" to the worms in the dirt That's how it works [Interlude 1: Bo Burnham & Socko] Hey, everyone, look who stopped by to say hello! It's Socko! Hey! Where you been, Socko? I've been where I always am when you're not wearing me on your hand: in a frightening, liminal space between states of being! Not quite dead, not quite alive! It's similar to a constant state of sleep paralysis Socko, we were just talking about the world and how it works Boy, that sounds complicated! Do you have anything you'd want to teach us about the world? I wouldn't say anything that you probably haven't already said yourself I don't know about that, Socko. How about you give it a try? All right! [Verse 2: Socko] The simple narrative taught in every history class Is demonstrably false and pedagogically classist Don't you know? The world is built with blood! And genocide! And exploitation! The global network of capital essentially functions To separate the worker from the means of production And the FBI killed Martin Luther King [Pre-Chorus: Socko] Private property's inherently theft And neoliberal fascists are destroying the left And every politician, every cop on the street Protects the interests of the pedophilic corporate elite [Chorus: Socko, Bo Burnham & Both] That is how the world works (Really?) That is how the world works Genocide the Natives, say you got to it first That's how it works [Interlude 2: Bo Burnham & Socko] That's pretty intense No sh*t! What can I do to help? Read a book or something, I don't know. Just don't burden me with the responsibility of educating you. It's incredibly exhausting! I'm sorry, Socko. I was just trying to become a better person Why do you rich fu*king white people insist on seeing every socio-political conflict through the myopic lens of your own self-actualization? This isn't about you! So either get with it or get out of the fu*king way! Watch your mouth, buddy. Remember who's on whose hand here But that's what I've— Have you not been fu*king listening? We are entrenched in— Alright! Alright! I... Wait, wait, wait! No, please! I don't wanna go back, please! I can't go— I can't go back! Please! Please. I'm sorry Are you gonna behave yourself? Yes "Yes," what? Yes, sir Look at me Yes, sir That's better [Chorus: Bo Burnham, Socko & Both] That is how the world works That is how the world works I hope you learned your lesson! (I did, and it hurt!) That's how it works [Outro: Socko] No!