“Candle in the Wind” 2011

Posted on August 2, 2011

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* To the tune of Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind

Goodbye middle class.
Though I barely knew you at all
You had the guts to pay your bills
while the wealthy screwed you blind

They crawled out of the woodwork
those little teabagging trolls
they demanded cuts to everything
that the government controls

And it seems to me, you work all your life,
like a candle in the wind
Never knowing how you’ll pay bills
when they all come due

And I would have liked to known you
but I’m 48-years-old
My Social Security will be gone long before
my belongings have been sold

Joblessness is tough
When unemployment isn’t paid
The CEOs got bonuses
And then they named the price you’d pay

Even when you die
the IRS is still hounding you
to pay the taxes that you owe
while the wealthiest pay less than you

And it seems to me, you work all your life,
like a candle in the wind
Never knowing how you’ll pay bills
when they all come due

And I would have liked to known you
but I’m 48-years-old
My Social Security will be gone long before
my belongings have been sold

Goodbye middle class
From the convicts up on D-block second row
Who see you as something ineffectual
From our debtors jail window

 

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