You may not meet this moment again
Born into a world that takes to receive
Even the ghosts of the past, now to selfish to disappear
Haunt our thoughts with adverts
We are wanting all, because we feel so empty
Only a fool will receive all they deserve
We watch the rich men on our televisions
They tell us what we desire, but cannot afford
The world starves and grows obese at the same time
For the desire of millions
will become our new home
unspoken questions make a trembling sound
only the promise of the day returning
allows us to sleep at night
Now we are wishing and wondering
for ‘world peace and an end to poverty’
the best joke I have ever heard
No one laughs
The poor and suffering have no voice
In the boardroom someone shrugged, and the meeting continued…
Don’t even think a thought
as you wait for someone to tell you, ‘WANT’ is required to make them happy
and above all – no sentiment about the poor
What do they bring to this party?
Only their misery and who needs that with cocktails?
Is there anything left for people to take?
What remains in human dignity that is worth selling?
So when the rich man
gives his bonus to charity as a tax dodge
It will not save him
Shaking someones hand after mugging them
Will not stop your violence
Is the desire of the rich
Market forces and world economics
try to give the charm of nostalgia
Exploit the poor, just don’t call them slaves
because this is the 21st Century, and that would be rude
in this modern world of old values
The customer is always right
So why do we never get what we need?
We only get what they make us desire
Armed and equipped to perfection
Your government has all your needs in hand
So stay calm and relax with a ‘whiter than white’ smile
Pay all your taxes until you get rich enough to avoid them
Never question a single thing,
Goodnight sleep tight.