How the World Works Karaoke - Bo Burnham

This title is a cover of How the World Works as made famous by Bo Burnham

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Tempo: variable (around 130 BPM)

In the same key as the original: D

Duration: 04:17 - Preview at: 00:40


Release date: 2021
Genres: Comedy, Pop, In English

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Lyrics How the World Works

Hey kids
Today we're gonna learn about the world
The world that's around us is pretty amazing
But how does it work
It must be complicated
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
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
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
Hey everyone
Look who stopped by to say hello
It's Socko
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 wanna 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
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
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
That is how the world works
That is how the world works
Genocide the Natives
Say you got to it first
That's how it works
That's pretty intense
No shit
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 fucking 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 fucking way
Watch your mouth buddy
Remember who's on whose hand here
But that's what I
Have you not been fucking listening
We are entrenched in a way
Wait wait no please
I don't wanna go back please
Ugh ugh ugh
I can't go
I can't go back please
I'm sorry
Are you gonna behave yourself
Yes what
Yes sir
Yes sir
That's better
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
No ugh

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