This City’s Wonderful If You Have Dough

THIS CITY’S WONDERFUL, 

IF YOU HAVE DOUGH

          The Adam Smith Waltz

 by Peter Belman Agnos

                      CHORUS:                        

This city’s wonderful if you have dough;

    But if you don’t— it’s no, no, no, no;           

Yes, this city’s wonderful if you have dough;

    But if you don’t— it’s no, no, no, no!

 

  1. In this great, rich city everyone’s free;

both bankers and bums can sleep under a tree.

And when the boss says “bye, bye!,” it’s tough on the guy

who fell into debt during “prosperity”. 

 

  1. Wage earners are still free to gaze at the moon,

but Congress may slap a new tax on that soon

to raise money for the next Viet Nam war,

to free Baghdad  City… and  leave it in ruin. 

CHORUS

 

  1. The Pentagon wastes three-trillion on bombs,

planes, submarines, and non-working alarms:

While Congress acts blind, and says it can’t find

cash for our schools, our parks, and small farms.

CHORUS

 

  1. In this richest of cities the homeless abound.

Bankers step over folks sprawled on the ground.

Congress saves the day by raising its pay,

declaring the “market” is wondrously sound. 

CHORUS

 

  1. There’s a law for big guy, and a law for the small.

They jail a kid who take a flower from the  mall,

While they give medals to the millionaire who

is stealing the park malls away from us all.  

CHORUS 

Repeat verse 1   CHORUS 2X

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