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  1. Gangrene

From the recording Great South Road

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Gangrene (Reg Mombassa) - A cheery title for a song using the rotting flesh disease as a metaphor for the current perilous situation facing the human race. The verses establish the mechanics of applying this metaphor and the bridge is a sarcastic observation of our trashing of the planet.

Lyrics

Gangrene
Reg Mombassa
The gangrene in our arm is racing toward the heart
That’s not just a metaphor for a toxic love affair
The gangrene in our arm is racing toward the heart
It’s just the description of a medical condition
It will eventually kill you
The gangrene in our arm is racing towards the heart
Maybe that’s a metaphor for the human condition
All of that ambition
 All those bad decisions
It will eventually kill you 
It will eventually kill you
 I swim in a river of rusty metal
 I float in an ocean of oil
 The beaches wrapped in plastic

They look so fantastic so beautiful so colourful
Oh so beautiful so colourful 
It will eventually kill you 
It will eventually kill you