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The Capitalism Blues
by Neil Baron

I got the capitalism blues
Cause were capitalistic fools
And were lucky if it stops at a recession

I got the capitalism blues
Cause our capitalistic tools
Are leading the world to a depression

Lets make some giant loans
That are too big for the homes
And more than the buyer can afford

Well give a real low rate
Right out of the gate
Knowing that next year the rate will soar

Then well get a Wall Street ghoul
To put it all into a pool
And securitize it into senior bonds

And shop at all the doors
Of all the rating stores
And pick the ratings of which were most fond

And well get our triple A
Even though the bonds wont pay
But well sell them here and sell more across the pond

I got the capitalism blues
Cause were capitalistic fools
And were lucky if it stops at a recession

I got the capitalism blues
Cause our capitalistic tools
Are leading the world to a depression

When the mortgage loans default
While the short funds all exalt
The longs all make a very different sound

Because they bought with leverage
And when the prices start to hemorrhage
The walls around them all start falling down

And as collateral prices fall
They all get a margin call
And have to dump their bonds at the same time

Because everybodys got em
And no one sees a bottom
Buyers are impossible to find

[Chorus]

Lending disappears
Due to balance sheet fears
And the Fed and Paulson dont know what to do

They even make worse
Cause even with their giant purse
Its clear that they havent got a clue

Our stocks and bonds all plummet
A long way from their summit
Leaving us with nothing left to spend

And as companies dont survive
We watch unemployment rise
And we still dont know when it all will end

[Chorus]

Copyright 2009 Neil Baron All Rights reserved

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