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Track 6.

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All these rising expectations
Could saddle us with a war
It’s our consumer disposition
That keeps us wanting for more
Always wanting for more
Always hungry for more

We’ve gotten so far removed from the front line
I swear the trail’s gone cold
The chocolate bars seem to fall from the sky
For all the children are told
That’s all the children are told

More people than pieces
Of this pie we’re all craving
This land can only grow so much coffee
So much cocoa
When the soil’s exhausted
Our eye will go roaming
For somewhere else to grow so much coffee
So much cocoa

Beneath our rising expectations
You’ll find the work of the poor
Lest we forget our disposition
Keeps them pinned to the floor
And we’re still hungry for more

More people than pieces
Of this pie we’re all craving
This land can only grow so much coffee
So much cocoa
When the soil’s exhausted
Our eye will go roaming
For somewhere else to grow so much coffee
So much cocoa

Farmers lie in the creases
Far outside of our thinking
But these folds can only grow so much coffee
So much cocoa
When the soil’s exhausted
Our eye will go roaming onwards
For somewhere else to grow so much coffee
So much cocoa

Oh, these folds can only grow so much coffee
So much cocoa

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from The Adventures of Mister Cake, released January 1, 2011
Written and performed by Mister Cake.

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A Londoner adrift in Toronto, Canada, I play and sing stories of the cities I call home.

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