Thursday, March 17, 2016

Gimme What You Got!

Baby picks off your plate-yours looks better
And she throws hers on the floor
Here, in the home of the brave
And the land of the free
The first word that baby learns is more
So you're out there floating like a big, puffy cloud
With the pool and the charcoal
And the kids and the wife
'til the reruns of your dreams are interrupted
And you step out into life

And it's still gimme, gimme what you got
I said gimme, gimme what you got
(I want it, I want it)
Gimme, gimme what you got
Now it's take and take and takeover, takeover
It's all take and never give
All these trumped up towers
They're just golden showers
Where are people supposed to live?
You can arm yourself, alarm yourself
But there's nowhere you can run
'cause a man with a briefcase
Can still more money
Than any man with a gun

I said gimme, gimme what you got
Said gimme, gimme what you got
Gimme, gimme what you got
Gimme, gimme what you got
You got the price of admission
You don't have to ask permission
To take somethin' from another man
You cross a lawyer with the godfather, baby
Make you an offer that you can't understand
From main street to wall street to washington
From men to women to men
It's a nation of noses pressed up against the glass
They've seen it on the tv
And they want it pretty fast
You spend your whole life
Just pilin' it up there
You got stack and stacks and stacks
Then, gabriel comes and taps you on the shoulder
But you don't see no hearses with luggage racks

Gimme, gimme what you got
I said gimme, gimme what you got
I said gimme, gimme what you got
(I want it, I want it)
Gimme, gimme what you got

3 comments:

Joan S said...

lol, the man with a briefcase can steal more money than a man with a gun. I mean, yeah.

q1605 said...

I knew a guy that went to prison and he was telling me that prison sentences are inversely proportional to the amount of money you steal. As in white collar criminals do the least amount of time stealing millions while people that stick up a gas stations for a paltry sum get thrown under the jail. There is some logic behind that white collar criminals pencil whip people while gas station robbers carry guns. But they could hit a more happy medium if they tried.

Five Hundred Pound Peep said...

Yeah that's a great lyric. yes think about those bankers stealing multi-millions and most got off scott-free with no time because they own the system.

Like the lyrics with "the nose pressed against the glass" on TV. TV represents a lifestyle many of us never could dream of.