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The rat and the black bowler hat / 10 January 2014

fat cat drinking gold top from a black bowler hat
when seen from the side it's just really a rat
who's leaving the ship which is starting to sink
and he's stripping the profits, they're gone in a blink
of an eye, though not seeing and turning quite blind
to the fact that it's leaving us all in a bind

All those safety net systems that catch all that fall
he's now eaten away and it's part of his haul
Now he's eating the people, the poor and the sick
in fact all of those who aren't part of his clique
of the privilaged few who just pillage and rape
the laws on his side, he's set up to escape
encouraged to plunder then plunder some more
doesn't even look back as he scampers for shore