The Things I Do For Money

Here’s a song that has been rolling around in my brain from time to time over the last few years:

The things I do for money, I’ll never understand

I used to be quite critical but now I find I’m cynical

A lady with a starving baby miles away from me

No problems there, just life and death

What the hell is wrong with me

And everybody else

No questions asked

Just get receipts and write them off

Expenses – taxes are a bitch these days

Yet the lady and the baby starve

waiting for a contribution in a UNICEF box

In a drugstore in this ugly little town

The things I do for money
I’ll never understand
The world is just a marble
In the palm of my hand
The palm of my hand
The palm of my hand
The things I do for money
I’ll never understand
The world is just a marble
In the palm of my hand

The things I waste my time on, I’ll never understand

I used to be quite practical but now I find I’m tactical

I scrape and scheme and struggle hard

To get myself ahead

Have no concern for anyone but me

The things I do for money

I’ll never understand

The world is just a marble

In the palm of my hand

The palm of my hand

The palm of my hand

The palm of my hand

The palm of my hand

(instrumental)

The things I do for money

I’ll never understand

The world is just a marble

In the palm of my hand

(“The Things I Do For Money” by the Northern Pikes, from http://www.lipwalklyrics.com/lyrics/534683-thenorthernpikes-thingsidoformoney.html, accessed Apr 5/12)

After reading these lyrics, you’d think I’m the Anti-Christ (and you too, BTW)!  Some good hard-hitting lyrics against our Turtle Island consumerism and lack of concern for others.

Come on, you people, let’s figure out how to LOVE OUR NEIGHBOURS BETTER!  (and I’m talkin’ to myself, too! . . . )

And **** Mammon while you’re at it!  Choose the simple life, be kind to your neigb’s, and be FREE!

For the rebel in all of us,

Dimitri

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About sleepless in turtle island

Hi, I´m Dimitri. I have lived in Turtle Island for awhile now, so my cultural understanding is slowly improving. Also, I can see things in this place that boggle my mind. Thus this blog...
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