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It's All A Swindle

This song is by Tim Fischer and appears on the album Baby Boy (1999).

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Papa swindles
Mama swindles
Grandmama's a lying thief
We're perfectly shameless
But we're blameless
After all it's our belief!
And nowadays the world is rotten
Honesty has been forgotten
Fall in love, but after kissing
Check your purse to see what's missing!
Everyone
Swindles some
My son's a mooch and so's the pooch!

Life's a swindle
Yes, it's all a swindle
So get what you can
From your fellow man!
Girls and boys today
Would rather steal than play
And we don't care
We tell them get your share!
Life is short and greed's in season
All mankind has lost its reason
Life is good
Knock on wood!

Shops will swindle
Shoppers swindle
Every purchase hides a tale
The price is inflated
Or regulated
To ensure the store will fail!
Awheel and deal and pull a fast one
Knowing you won't be the last one
Get the goods while they are going
Grab the cash while it is flowing!
Everyone
Swindles some
What the heck go bounce a check!

Life's a swindle
Yes, it's all a swindle
So get what you can
From your fellow man!
Girls and boys today
Would rather steal than play
And we don't care
We tell them get your share!
Life is short and greed's in season
All mankind has lost its reason
Life is good
Knock on wood!

Politicians
Are magicians
Who make swindles disappear
The bribes they are taking
The deals they are making
Never reach the public's ear!
The left betrays, the right dismays
The country's broke and guess who pays
But tax each swindle in the making
Profits will be record breaking!
Everyone
Swindles some
So vote for who will steal for you!

Life's a swindle
Yes, it's all a swindle
So get what you can
From your fellow man!
Girls and boys today
Would rather steal than play
We don't care
We tell them get your share!
Life is short and greed's in season
All mankind has lost its reason
Life is good!

Life is good
Knock on wood!

Music by:

Mischa Spoliansky Wikipedia16

Lyrics by:

Original German lyrics by Marcellus Schiffer Wikipedia16
English version by Jeremy Lawrence

Arrangement:

Thomas Dörschel Wikipedia16

Musicians:

  • Thomas Dörschel: grand piano
  • Hans Jehle: violin
  • Lars Burger: contrabass

From the musical revue:

"Alles Schwindel" (1931)

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