We coulda had it all. We coulda been a contender. We coulda been that shining city on that hill. We coulda asked not what our country could do for you. We could skrimp and save and invest and put a little aside, on account, away for rainy days. We actually did these things; and more; for a while. Then
The caretakers were quick to say, "That's okay, there's bigger things to consider. There's perfidy afoot! Besides which, we still have
Presto Change-oh! Transporters energizing. Welcome to Opposite World. We no longer care. We're your takers. Those other guys babbling about fairness and peace are the enemy."
Are we there yet? Oh yeah, we're way past there. From makers to takers to fakers. Right before your very eyes. Let's have a big round of applause for the steal of the century!
"How much money do I have to get? To get me set where the jet-set jets? Like up on the hill where they do do the boogie. I wonder what they're doing when they do do the boogie and I wonder what I'm doin' here?" -John Hartford