That’s Entertainment: the Winehouse syndrome

With all these heros you’d think we’d be saved
all their money paving the way
words they keep saying-playing the game.
Wolves in sheep’s clothing-
keep getting paid.
Every album sold is another ‘we’
but when the rent comes
no royalties.
Bills keep building, you need a new job-
one that doesn’t interfere with the one you’ve already got.
It’s just not enough
even with cutting back;
skip meal, no new slacks-
hope these pants will last,
no lunch-need gas
work through break
under paid
still gotta work too afraid
what if I lose my dignity?
Can’t be unemployed in poverty-
gotta keep working for the pride
to get paid
just to afford to come in again.
Keep draggin’, draggin’, draggin’
’til death do you part
leaving a corpse as beautiful
as modern art-penniless and forgot.
With all these heros you’d think we’d be saved
but the one percent keeps us as slaves
no middle class
the poor who won’t act-
leading us back to black.

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