14 August 2014

Give Mr. Banks' Boy a Break!

I just can't figure out what these songwriters have against this kid!

"Beggars' Parade"
Working My Way Back to You (1966)
The Four Seasons,

Hungry for bread, plant a seed
Satisfy your evil greed
No, you'd rather collect that unemployment check
Why should you work, like the rest,
When it's easier to protest?
Oh, you're all the same,
Bowery bum, banker's son
Beat the drum, here they come
Banker's son, bowery bum

"Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters"
Honky Chateau (1972)
Elton John

While Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Sons of bankers, sons of lawyers
Turn around and say good morning to the night
For unless they see the sky
But they can't and that is why
They know not if it's dark outside or light