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He Who Dies With The Most Toys

by A. Karpinski
© 2009 A. Karpinski, BMI, all rights reserved

Chorus:
Gimme, gimme more
Gimme, gimme waste
Gimme showy evidence of my superior taste
Greed has no limits, never enough
No such thing as too much stuff
Pouring out pollution
Burning up the earth
I don't care as long as I keep adding to my worth
Self denial is the real sin
For he who dies with the most toys wins

Verse 1:
Isn't it a Pyrrhic victory
When trinkets and toys and spacious homes are flooded by rising seas
Real self denial is refusing to believe
That nothing lasts forever
There's costs we cannot see
As our cancers eat us up and poison progeny. Bull!

Repeat chorus

Verse 2:
Your granddaughter's dying of thirst
No clean water, soil used up, your memory is cursed
You took it all, left nothing for her
Except mountains of trash, toxic skies
Promises of endless bounty were lies
All she inherits is the cost of cleaning up and building this world anew
Because of you! So?

Last chorus :
Gimme, gimme more
Gimme, gimme waste
Gimme showy evidence of my superior taste
Greed has no limits, never enough
No such thing as too much stuff
Pouring out pollution
Burning up the earth
I don't care as long as I keep adding to my worth
Self denial is the real sin
For he who dies with the most toys
Yes, he who dies with the most toys
He who dies with the most toys
Is still just plain old . . . dead


Hear song

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