Streets of Lansdown

 

Have you seen the landlord,

Who owns a third of Lansdown,

Sucking up the rent

To fund his year-long cruise?

In his eyes you see pound signs,

Glinting at the arrears fines,

Interest just soaring,

Oh how could he lose?

 

So how can you tell me that my nation’s broke?

And say we live in recession times?

Well let me drag you by the hand,

And lead you through the streets of Lansdown,

I’ll show you something to make you change your mind.

Have you seen the banker,

Who seldom sees his children?

Tending to his hedgefunds

On behalf of the Swiss?

He’s hired a live-in Nanny,

And he pays her for her fanny,

Two grand by the hour,

With a bonus for a kiss.

So how can you tell me that my nation’s broke?

And say we live in recession times?

Well let me drag you by the hand,

And lead you through the streets of Lansdown,

I’ll show you something to make you change your mind.

Have you seen the widow,

Who owns that fleet of sports cars,

Carrying her credit cards in two Versace bags?

Spends more than a yearly wage on cufflinks for her escort,

Then drifts from yacht to parties,

With crooks like Lord Two Jags.

So how can you tell me that my nation’s broke?

And say we live in recession times?

Well let me drag you by the hand,

And lead you through the streets of Lansdown,

I’ll show you something to make you change your mind.

And have you seen the couple,

Both desperate social climbers,

Miserable in their country mansion by the sea?

They ship wine by the boatload,

Bought a townhouse for the postcode,

And while others run their business

They shop and drink and ski.

So how can you tell me that my nation’s broke?

And say we live in recession times?

Well let me take you by the hand,

And lead you through the streets of Lansdown,

I’ll show you something to make you change your mind.

© Tom Tide 2016

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