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Ode to the 21st Century ©

Jonn Bearcat-Redmond
Fife, Scotland
2003

I don't want to have a credit card I don't want a big bank loan
I don't want to live so high up that I buy things on the phone
I won't waste it having parties nor buying a coloured suit
I'd rather live in poverty, than live on someone else's loot
I have always valued all I have, and never throw away a pin
I cannot understand these people that spend the prize before they win
I don't want to sip the cocktails nor drive a great big car
And think that the oil is never ending and drive 2000 miles because it isn't far
I don't want to live on fast food nor drink coffee that tastes like it's jugged
I don't want to be in the house by seven in case I'm robbed and mugged
I don't want to have a machine gun underneath my bed
In case some junkie comes at night to try and make me dead
I would just enjoy the quiet life with the struggles and the strain
And I know whatever happens I haven't anything to gain
I will live the way like the olden days with dust and all the grime
But one thing I will be happy, until the end of my time



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