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Greed Is The Creed
Jubal Lee Young
© 2006 Tellico Music (BMI)

Marley’s in the tower, man, he’s cookin’ up the books
Trying to burn the paper trail of everything you took
“The accountant made me do it!” you moan and you wail
As you’re cashing someone’s pension check to post your bail
You’re only as bad as the contempt you breed
It’s a brave new world and greed is the creed

Ebenezer Scrooge went down to kill some ducks
The little wooden cowboy wrung his hands and cursed his luck
You see the numbers never lie, this is a National disgrace
Can you take the heat off, Eb, maybe shoot Cratchet in the face?
You’ll have time to sober up while you watch him bleed
It’s a brave new world and greed is the creed

It makes you want to get lost and never be found
It makes you want to quit the human race
If the gravity of our situation didn’t keep me on the ground
I’d take off like a rocket into space

You say you talk to Jesus through a crack in the door
But what he’s saying now don’t sound like what he said before
He once said love your enemy, not hit him ‘fore he hits you
But he ain’t been the same since his eyes turned blue
For your sake I hope he’ll judge you on your words and not your deeds
It’s a brave new world and greed is the creed

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