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#1 Quicken

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:50 PM

Here's a reworking of the Dire Straits classic I came up with that expresses some of my feelings as a member of the priced-out generation. I thought it fitted here as I believe it reflects the market psychology of a lot of would-be first time buyers. Hope you like it.


I want my, I want my HPC

Now look at them yo-yo's, that's the way you do it
You keep the rates low on the MPC
That ain't working, that's the way you do it
Money for nothing and the work's guilt-free

Now that ain't working, that's the way you do it
Let me tell you them guys ain't dumb
Index-linked pension and a six figure salary
Never get a blister on their thumb

We got to work to save a deposit
9-to-5 is a distant memory
We got to share or live with our parents
We don't wanna be doing this at 40

The little banker with the pinstripe and the Rolex
Yeah buddy, that's his own hair
That little banker got his own jet airplane
That little banker he's a millionaire

We got to work to save a deposit
9-to-5 is a distant memory
We got to share or live with our parents
We don't wanna be doing this at 40

Look at that, look at that
I should have learned to play at banking
I should have learned to roll the dice
Look at that MP, they got it flipping second homes all the time
When can we have some?
And he's up there, what's that? Printing press noises?
Banging on the QE like a chimpanzee
Oh, that ain't working, that's the way you do it
Get your money for nothing and the work's guilt-free

We got to work to save a deposit
9-to-5 is a distant memory
We got to share or live with our parents
We don't wanna be doing this at 40

Listen here
Now that ain't working, that's the way you do it
You keep the rates low on the MPC
That ain't working, that's the way you do it
Money for nothing and the work's guilt-free
Money for nothing and work guilt-free

Get your money for nothing, and the work's guilt-free
Money for nothing, work guilt-free
Look at that, look at that
Get your money for nothing, and the work's guilt-free
I want my, I want my, I want my HPC
Money for nothing and work guilt-free

Easy, easy

That ain't working

(Fade)
I want my, I want my, I want my HPC

Remember, if you need Government 'help' to get a mortgage then you are subprime.

Bubble Killer: Wages and salaries for the middle income quintile of non-retired households fell in real terms from 33,100 in 2007/08 to 28,300 in 2011/12. 15% fall.

My Songs: Money for Nothing, Home Foreclosed

#2 MattW

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:15 PM

Very good. :D
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:11 AM

nice~

#4 spiney

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:46 PM

Thats pretty cool. When are you going to record it.

I want to here it on the radio!!

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#5 danster82

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:22 AM

Been writing a peice recently on the money for nothing, trying to make it simple enough for anyone to grasp whats going on.

Can find it here http://danster82.com...urrency-part-1/

#6 Quicken

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:11 AM

I want my, I want my HPC

Now look at them yo-yo's, that's the way you do it
You keep the rates low on the MPC
That ain't working, that's the way you do it
Money for nothing and the work's guilt-free

Now that ain't working, that's the way you do it
Let me tell you them guys ain't dumb
Index-linked pension and a six figure salary
Never get a blister on their thumb

We've got to work to save a deposit
Another ten years might get the ten percent we need
We've got to share or live with our parents
We don't wanna be doing this at 40

The little banker with the pinstripe and the Rolex
Yeah buddy, that's his own hair
That little banker got a taxpayer bailout
That little banker he's a millionaire

We've got to work to save a deposit
Inheritance won't solve the housing Ponzi
We've got to share or live with our parents
High house prices are destroying the economy

I should have learned to play at banking
I should have learned to roll the dice
Look at that MP, they got it, flipping second homes all the time
When can we have one?
And he's up there, what's that? Printing press noises?
Banging on the QE like a chimpanzee
Oh, that ain't working, that's the way you do it
Get your money for nothing and the work's guilt-free

We've got to work to save a deposit
What's the point of working in this country?
We've got to share or live with our parents
High house prices are destroying the economy

Now that ain't working, that's the way you do it
You keep the rates low on the MPC
That ain't working, that's the way you do it
Money for nothing and the work's guilt-free
Money for nothing and work guilt-free

Get your money for nothing, and the work's guilt-free
Money for nothing, work guilt-free

That ain't working

(Fade)
I want my, I want my, I want my HPC


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Edited by Quicken, 18 October 2011 - 10:39 AM.

Remember, if you need Government 'help' to get a mortgage then you are subprime.

Bubble Killer: Wages and salaries for the middle income quintile of non-retired households fell in real terms from 33,100 in 2007/08 to 28,300 in 2011/12. 15% fall.

My Songs: Money for Nothing, Home Foreclosed




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