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The Market Song

Ethan Miller & Kate Boverman
Lingua: Inglese



I'm gonna buy you lock, stock and barrel
I'm gonna buy you out and there is little doubt
That I'm gonna make a lot of money
Then I'm gonna get the hell out

Well, the first rule of the market is don't panic
And the second rule is you should panic first
'Cause if everybody panics at the same time
Then the whole damn stock exchange is gonna burst

This is the game of the market
Where everyone is maximizing profit
Money changes hands by the dictates of demand..
Well it's stupid, yes, but no-body can stop it

Oh, the price of stocks is rising it's a record,
We can dance and drink Martinis on the porch
And pretend our profits did not come from sweatshops,
And that those voluntary standards are enforced

You know that people everywhere they want our products,
If they're sick and poor, we'll make them rich and well
But of course you know this doesn't always work out,
And if those stupid shmucks(1) rebel we'll give 'em hell

This is the game of the market
Where everyone is maximizing profit
Money changes hands by the dictates of demand..
Well it's stupid, yes, but noo–body can stop it

Well now how can you hold me to commitment
I must be flexible and ready for surprise
I'm really sorry that your job's been terminated
But the market told us that we must downsize

Does it seem like we've given up our power
To and entity that we can't even see
Well this is not the first time that that's happened
You can learn about the others on TV.

This is the game of the market
Where everyone is maximizing profit
Money changes hands by the dictates of demand..
Well it's stupid, yes, but no–body can stop it !

And now don't tell me you believe in socialism
It's nice in theory but it really doesn't work
Yes, it would be nice if everyone were equal
But I'd have to give up my three houses in New York

This is the game of the market
Where everyone is maximizing profit
Money changes hands by the dictates of demand..
Well it's stupid, yes, but noo–
This is the game of the market
Where everyone is maximizing profit
Money changes hands by the dictates of demand..
Well it's stupid, yes, but noo..
(1) Schmuck or shmuck in American English is a pejorative meaning an obnoxious, contemptible or detestable person, or one who is stupid or foolish. The word entered English from Yiddish, where it has similar pejorative meanings, but its original meaning in Yiddish is "penis". Because of its "vulgarity", the word is euphemized as schmoe, which was the source of Al Capp's cartoon strip creature the shmoo. Variants include schmo and shmo.
In Jewish homes, the word was "regarded as so vulgar as to be taboo" and Lenny Bruce wrote that saying it on stage got him arrested on the West Coast "by a Yiddish undercover agent who had been placed in the club several nights running to determine if my use of Yiddish terms was a cover for profanity".
The German word Schmuck means "jewelry, adornments"; the equivalent in Yiddish is schmock or shmock. In German the pejorative "schmuck" would be Schmock, closer to the original Yiddish word. The transition of the word from meaning "jewel" to meaning "penis" is related to the description of a man's genitals as "the family jewels".
The Online Etymology Dictionary derives it from Eastern Yiddish shmok, literally "penis," from Old Polish smok, "grass snake, dragon," but Leo Rosten cites Dr. Shlomo Noble of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research as saying that shmok derives from shmuck and not the other way around..


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