Dienstag, 23. Oktober 2018

Song of a Millionaire

Einar Schlereth Did you ever hear of a millionaire who lost his job? - Oh, I never did He continues eating à la carte when all around people are going to make the file to get some work or a piece of rotten bread. Did you ever hear of a millionaire who went to jail?- Oh, I never did Do you know why? Because he never does the slightest wrong he always has the right ideas he always votes for the strongest man he always chooses the mightiest God and always thinks of his safety first. Did you ever hear of a millionaire who went to war? - Oh, I never did. He is sitting in a secure place when all around people are starting to cry going to die they don't know why Well it is no lie that a millionaire never fails while you are a flop out of the mob. Did you ever hear of a millionaire who broke his heart? - Oh, I never did. When all around people are bound by famine, torture, and terror and if you run to claim your rights from the millionaire he will spit you in your sweaty face all his disgust with a lot of grace. But never mind he is a kind of slippery leech who can't get aware and can not share the pains and torments of all his victims. 
Song of a Millionaire

 
Einar Schlereth



Did you ever hear of a millionaire

who lost his job? - Oh, I never did

He continues eating à la carte

when all around

people are going to make the file

to get some work

or a piece of rotten bread.


Did you ever hear of a millionaire

who went to jail?- Oh, I never did

Do you know why?

Because he never does the slightest wrong

he always has the right ideas

he always votes for the strongest man

he always chooses the mightiest God

and always thinks of his safety first.


Did you ever hear of a millionaire

who went to war? - Oh, I never did.

He is sitting in a secure place

when all around

people are starting to cry

going to die

they don't know why

Well it is no lie that a millionaire never fails

while you are a flop

out of the mob.



Did you ever hear of a millionaire

who broke his heart? - Oh, I never did.

When all around

people are bound

by famine, torture, and terror

and if you run

to claim your rights from the millionaire

he will spit you in your sweaty face

all his disgust with a lot of grace.

But never mind

he is a kind

of slippery leech

who can't get aware

and can not share

the pains and torments

of all his victims.


Written for Earnest Parham 
jazz singer with a great voice
who performed this song in a nice 
jazz cellar in downtown Stockholm.

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