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Rockonomics - Rock songs about dirty cash

by Rock In The City

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The old lady of Threadneedle Street Glides through the hallowed halls Her silken gaze, weaving spirits deep With Court held rapt in thrall The gathered minds work hard and fast With fan charts and words so broad They work magic on digits long Seeking out the moderate path The time then comes when the governor calls The markets sit and wait Cold faces stare at blocks of red The damned await their fate Old lady of Threadneedle Street What punishment lies in store I have not sinned dear lady love But I know it is the lore The members meet and the vote is cast The envelope's sealed and the steward called It's Houblon pink or the markets crash The old lady damns them all Fine lady of Threadneedle Street Protect me from the end I am but a mere mortal man Your magic can transcend I sit and wait for the news to hit The rate will shape it all My life then flashed in front of me The colour tells it all Red blocks cascade and roll and blink The panic spreads like fire My mouth is dry, my fingers stiff I stare and watch the pyre Old lady of Threadneedle Street Have mercy on my soul This is the end, I'm damned to hell The consequences are untold Fine lady of Threadneedle Street Protect us all from fate Your guiding light and solemn ways Doth headlong prick Inflate Forward Guidance Out of darkness Into the light
New Normal 03:41
The tailwinds from the East Meet the headwinds from the West I can't get no relief Though I'm trying to do my best It's the New Normal - not the same It's the New Normal - they've changed the game It's the New Normal - we're on the wane We're living in the New Normal The deficit is up Productivity is down The tide is going out But I still feel I might drown It's the New Normal ... Now Britain's on the mend While America walks tall But China's going to win Because Asia’s got it all In Ancient Europe nothing’s changing Only deckchairs rearranging The Oil King’s lost his crown And the euro’s going down It's the New Normal ....
Fiscal Cliff 03:27
Verse 1 and 2 My Daddy hailed from New Orleans, Followed the work of Maynard Keynes, I live down south, in Bethnal Green, We’re living way beyond our means A broker's life, belt and braces, Spreads, swaps, a day at the races, Sex, derivatives, rock and roll, This gambling life, it drained my soul Chorus I’m gonna jump the Fiscal Cliff, Forget my debt 'cos I'll be stiff, Just fly away into the blue, A cut and run for me and you Verse 2 and 3 Boom, Boom, BOOM, and now we're busted, Five years later, all hopes dusted, Buy now, pay later, interest free, Three mobiles, homes and five TV's Been searching for alternatives, We're watching the derivatives, My options down, I lost my soul, Shares lost in Northern Rock'n'Roll Chorus followed by Middle Eight Our father, Who art in Wall Street, Shallow be thy name Thy Credit come, Thy will be done, In banks as it is in hedge funds Give us this day, Our daily spread, And forgive us our borrowings As we forgive those, That borrow against us And lead us not into taxation, But deliver us from pensions For thine is the credit, The Quantitative Easing Forever and Ever? Amen? Verses 5 and 6 Now I know, I have a new God, No credit, live inside my wad, Just pay my way, buy what I need, Save the planet, with love not greed It’s no more boom and bust for me, I wanna live sustainably, I swapped the braces, suits and ties, For a better life, natural highs Chorus Not gonna jump that Fiscal Cliff, Gonna repent, write a new riff, Just pay my way, a life sublime, Save the planet, without sub-prime


An EP of songs about economics and money, written by Peter Cook, Haydn Jones and Dr Andrew Sentance


released September 21, 2015

Haydn Jones - Bass guitar, vocals
Peter Cook - Lead guitars, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
Dr Andrew Sentance - Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Zee Fincham - Lead Vocals
Rick Benbow - Keyboards
Pete Stephens - Drums, percussion


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