Avarice (too much is not enough)

music by Rick Mealey, Paula Naveda, and Josh Walsh

lyrics by Rick Mealey

 

They print the words on thin green sheets of paper

and you may think it funny, boy, but I believe them all

deep down I know the sum and substance of my maker

I know just where to hide him when the taxman comes to call

 

they tell me I won’t make it into paradise

I say I’m there already, yeah, but on the by-and-by

that there’s another life as free of care and twice as nice

I will buy a bigger needle and I’ll mambo through the eye

 

pray to whom you wish to pray

worship whom you please

diamonds, golden silver

ain’t no finer jewels than these

 

don’t talk to me about what I owe my brother

I owe my brother nothing, if he owes me, so much better

I got needs, yeah, and necessity’s a mother

you gotta give me credit ’cause at least I ain’t no debtor

 

pray to whom you wish to pray

worship whom you please

fix the broker, bring me wealth

to last the centuries

 

well, money makes my entourage excited

but it hurts my feet to walk round and it hurts me to sit still

when I have finally raised my citadel, ain’t no one else invited

I’ll build it up to shut you down, you’d best believe I will

 

pray to whom you wish to pray

worship whom you please

satisfy my wallet, baby

bring me to my knees

 

ah here we go…

 

(c) 1995 (p) 2009 @Fulcrum

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