I’m here for my appointment, said the beggar to the thief
You robbed me blind and now I’d like some back
Oh, no, dear sir, you err, of course, I merely speculated
I lost I know and that’s the shameless fact
Then why are you still loaded while I am on the street
I thought I baled you out and now own you
Ahem, you know it’s complicated, not as clear as that
More like we were broken, you the glue
So let me get this clear, I have need to understand
I salvaged loss, in fact I saved your butt
No need to get shirty, lad, we’re all in this together
We made the mess, we’ll sort it but it’s going to hurt
I’m struggling here to get you, can’t we plainly speak
You’re rich, I’m poor although I own your ass
Well that’s one way of seeing it but where’s your corporate soul
Some ache upon us all, the pain will pass
So where’s your ache exactly, your penury, your pain
How many hungry, homeless bankers do you know
We lost our independence! Our right to play roulette!
Pfft! Our bonuses are checked and par below!
I’m sorry sir, apologies, then how about a loan
I’ll pay you back with interest from my shares
Well that would be quite reasonable but you’re too much of a risk
The exit to the queue is over there
You’re dissing me? You rascal! You rogue! You scallywag!
A thief you are, no honour in your tribe
Security! Begone with him, this customer’s quite mad!
I’ve work to do and stolen swag to hide…..
…Ah, the pains of being a robber with the governments on side
The chores, the laundry, tasks we must surmount
The little folks don’t understand the daily grind endured
Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Incoming! Let me at it! Dosh to count!
‘Don’t cry…my brothers
Don’t cry…my sisters….
Don’t cry….don’t cry…
Don’t cry….don’t cry
These tears won’t change the situation’