Elvis does economics.
Well, you’ve heard about the trickle down.
That’s how money goes around.
But in Washington, so they say,
The money goes the other way.
It’s take from the poor
And give to the rich –
They cut the tax on the rich.
Now Uncle Sam’s got a deficit.
He’ll make it up, wait and see,
He’ll cut your Social Security.
While you and I are going to Hell,
I’ll tell you who is doing well?
Halliburton and Bechtel.
You ask your boss to raise your pay.
You know just what your boss will say.
But when it’s his turn, ain’t it strange,
The way his pocket’s full of change?
There’s just one thing, sad but true,
Trickles down onto me and you.
It ain’t bought. It ain’t sold,
Although it looks a bit like gold.
It’s take from the poor and give to the rich,
Run the economy into a ditch.
That’s why they say that life is a,
You know what!
Words and music © 2004 by Steve Brooks and Frog Records