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Thread #133067 Message #3015874
Posted By: GUEST,John from Kemsing
26-Oct-10 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: Protest Songs for the Corporate B*stards
Subject: Lyr Add: ENVY AND THEN SOME
Steamin` Willie, I`m with you.
"ENVY, AND THEN SOME"
My name is Isambard Brunel,
Victorian hero you know well.
You cross my bridges, ride my trains,
Drive my tunnels beneath the Thames.
But these things do not grow on trees.
They all cost money if you please.
So why not give a little thanks,
To the gentlemen of the merchant banks.
CH.:- From Lombard Street to Canary Wharf.
From Wall Street to Manhattan.
They may not be your cup of tea,
But our world can`t do without `em.
My name is Rolls, his name is Royce.
We manufacture cars of choice.
Fit for kings and the well-to-do.
If you were rich you`d have one too.
From acorns grow our mighty oaks,
It`s much the same for business folks
Toil, sweat, tears and stress
Accounts for much of their success.
My name is VISA, your plastic friend.
Simply a tool that helps you spend.
I don`t twist your arm or threaten your life.
It`s you that decides on whether to buy.
Gucci, Nintendo and mobile phones
Fifty pound lunches, five thousand pound loans
If you can`t afford, but buy all the same
The you really have little cause to complain.
JHH. Oct.26, 2010