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SHAKEDOWN

Copyright 2009 Ė Robert E. Shandor

 

You hope the grass is greener up over that hill
Youíre feeliní not so happy, think youíll take a pill
But Pharmcos sell products thatíll kill ya to cure
And buy them in the U.S. youíll pay five times more

 

While you worry Ďbout your mortgage and payiní your bills
Youíre bailiní out big banks and the Wall Street shills
The bankers all cry hardship donítcha think itís a crime
Theyíll gladly lend you money at a dollar on a dime

 

So pay attention and Iíll share some news,
This is a shakedown but itís not a cruise
You better hold on to what youíve got --
Even tighter if itís not a lot --
You better hold on to what youíve got

 

New diseases seem to spring up nearly evíry day
You hope youíll never need to take a hospital stay
PPOs take payments then refuse your claim
Youíd think theyíd be embarrassed but they know no shame

 

Warranties are made to cover things that donít break
Marketeer spin can bite ya like a snake
Your private informationís sold right and left
So now you get to pay to fight identity theft

 

So pay attention and Iíll share some news,
This is a shakedown but itís not a cruise
You better hold on to what youíve got --
Even tighter if itís not a lot --
You better hold on to what youíve got

 

Bosses drive you harder, know ya fear for your job
Congress thinks itís hired to cheat and rob
They promise no new taxes while proliferating fees
Sometimes ya gotta think they wanta bring us to our knees

 

Our greenbackís isnít backed by anything thatís real
Lobbyists can purchase corporate licenses to steal
The rich increase their riches while the homeless just increase
Donítcha think itís time for these inequities to cease

 

So pay attention and Iíll share some news,
This is a shakedown but itís not a cruise
You better hold on to what youíve got --
Even tighter if itís not a lot --
You better hold on to what youíve got

 

You better hold on to what you donít wanta lose --
This is a shakedown, but itís not a cruise
You better hold on to what you donít wanta lose --
This is a shakedown, but itís not a cruise
You better hold on to what you donít wanta lose --
This is a shakedown -- but itís not a cruise