Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bridge (to Nowhere) Over Troubled Dollars

I am just a poor boy
Now my stocks have all been sold
I have squandered my retirement
For a pile of bullshit numbers:
Sub-prime mortgages
All lies, at best
And they say fear’s all we have to fear
‘Cause fear’s all we have left
Hmmmmm…

Well I lost my home for my family
And I mortgaged my first born
To a coterie of bankers
He’s indentured to some Wall Street brokers, selling shares
Buying low, seeking out the desperate sellers where the bottom feeders go
Sucking dry the carcasses of those who owe

Lie, lie, lie
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie lie, lie
Lie, lie, lie
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie....

They paid me no severance wages
When I lost my steady job
And I get no buyout
Or no golden parachute like CEO’s are due
I do declare, failed fat cats get deliverance
And we just get despair

Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie

Now they’re laying out some lame excuse for failures and bad loans
Foreclosed homes
And they never blame their fevor to derugulate, legislate
For their own

In the Congress sits Bernanke
And Hank Paulson does the same
Asking 700 billion, with no oversight or payback
To the victims of their f***ups
Feel no shame and take no blame
“We need bailouts on a blank check”
And the bastards still remain

Lie, lie, lie
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie lie, lie
Lie, lie, lie
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was really good.

Karen

JohnnyB said...

Thanks!