The Billionaire Blues

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Hee haw! The Billionaire Blues.
I wish I was a billionaire. I'd spend my money everywhere.

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The Billionaire Blues”
words & music by The Whale
(c) 2012 Fiat Lux ASCAP


Old Bill Ford’s a billionaire
He thinks I can live on water and air

Pays big money five dollars a day,
But the agency takes its share

No health insurance, no union dues.
I kind of miss them old Cold War Blues

My hungry child ain’t got no shoes,
But the agency takes its share

Billionaires oh billionaires
Them billionaires are everywhere

They own the ground they own the air
And they don’t have to pay their share

hey, leave some for the rest of US

that Donald Trump’s a billionaire
He sure does have some funny hair

He says your fired on the TV show
I'd like to tell him just where to go

that Rupert Murdock’s a billionaire
His media empire rules the air

That No Spin Zone is every where
But you know it ain't balanced or fair

His propaganda plays like news
You know you’ll get the narrow view

Right Wing Politico cheer leader crew
They made a dupe out of you & me

Billionaires oh billionaires
Them billionaires are everywhere

Your money doesn’t talk it swears
And you know it ain't balanced or fair

Greedy bastards!


Our Congress thinks they’re billionaires
They spend our money everywhere

From Abramoff they grabbed their share
And I wonder who really cares

I bet Dick Cheney’s a billionaire
Cause Halliburton’s everywhere

Got a no bid deal on a twenty year war
I kinda wonder just what it’s for?

Billionaires oh billionaires
Them billionaires are everywhere

Your money doesn’t talk it swears
and you know it ain’t ballaced or fair

How much does one man need?


That Walton family’s billionaires
Their Wal Mart Stores are everywhere

Employee abuse beyond compare
They’re all on Medicare

No health insurance, no union dues.
I kind of miss them old Cold War Blues

My hungry child ain’t got no shoes,
Low prices who really cares?

Billionaires oh billionaires
Them billionaires are everywhere

They own the ground they own the air
And you know it ain't balanced or fair

I wish I was a billionaire
I’d spend that money everywhere

I’d quit my job and grow my hair
And I wouldn’t have to pay

No I wouldn’t have to pay
And I wouldn’t have to pay my share

Hee haw, The Billionaire Blues

credits

from Here In America, released March 15, 2012
The Whale - vocal & acoustic guitar;
Gary Carter – pedal steel guitar;
Ric Cruz – fretless bass;
Ray Kobeski – drums;
Kim Shaheen – electric guitar;
Doug Riggs - backing vocal.

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