Monday, October 27, 2008

Spreading The Wealth Around

A little anti-redistributionalist Calypso for you! I play the ukulele on it. Enjoy!

http://www.victorlams.com/audio/Victor_Lams_-_Spreading_The_Wealth_Around.mp3

4 Comments:

Blogger Matheus F. Ticiani said...

Why no lyrics?

3:26 AM  
Blogger victor said...

Here you go! (Working lyric, not as sung)

Verse 1

A man came to my door the other day,
Asked me for my vote and as he walked away,
I asked him what his plan would mean for me,
A guy who works expeditiously.

He turned around and then he spake,
Asked me how much I stood to make,
I said, "I don't know, maybe two-fifty grand?"
And that's when he reached for my hand (and he said)

"You don't seem to me to be the greedy type,
So what I'm going to tell you, I am sure you'll like,
To help those that are less rich than you,
This is what we need to do, we need to,

Spread the wealth around, my friend,
Of course it's your money, that we're going to spend.
The more you make, the more we take,
When we're spreading the wealth around."


Verse 2

I looked at him rather skeptically,
And said "That sounds like theft to me.
Why should I work hard, 12 hour days,
If you're going to take away half my pay?

Because there are things that I'd much rather do,
Than to work hard and give my money to you,
I'd rather spend time with my family,
Watching Spongebob on my TV."

"See now," he said, "that's just plain rude,
We have to change your whole attitude,
Because you work you have responsibility,
To give up your wages without hostility, (in effect to)

Spread the wealth around, my pal,
We have to keep up the collective morale.
I don't need to close the sale, I'll just put you in jail,
So we're spreading the wealth around."


Verse 3

"I already give a lot to charity,
So why do you need to take so much more from me,
And put it into programs that I'll never see?
When I'd much rather buy a new Wii."

I tried to shut the door and go inside,
But it was clear he wouldn't let me run and hide,
He still had one final point to underscore,
And his foot was firmly in the door.

"By working hard and getting rich you won't create jobs,
You'll just line some more pockets down at Charles Schwabs.
But if you give us your cash and give us gobs and gobs,
You can feed all of our nation's hungy union mobs. (That's what we call)

Spreading the wealth around, my chum,
Means violating you repeatedly until your body goes numb,
If you won't give it up of course we'll take it by force,
That's how we're spreading the wealth around.

Verse 4:

I guess now there's no getting rid of him,
He's always present -- but not really -- like a phantom limb,
More like a parasite that's sucking you dry
It seems that always happens when you're made to try


Chorus out:

Spreading the wealth around, my friend,
We're just spreading the wealth around.
As the markets crash, we'll just ask for more cash,
Spreading the wealth around.

Spreading the wealth around, my friend,
We're just spreading the wealth around.
We don't rob Peter to pay Paul when Caesar takes it all,
If you're not spreading the wealth around.

Spreading the wealth around, my friend,
We're just spreading the wealth around.
There'll be no way to resist, once we're all socialist,
Spreading the wealth around.

Spreading the wealth around, my friend,
We're just spreading the wealth around.
We put von Hayek in a kayak, chopped von Mises into pieces,
Spreading the wealth around.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Matheus F. Ticiani said...

Thank you very much. This one was rather hard to understand without the lyrics! The presence of the Austrian economists was very cool.

12:01 PM  
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7:01 AM  

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