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The Rich Will Move To The High Ground

I’m as surprised as the next guy to find myself singing songs which contain Holy Doodle in the chorus but he did write for Sesame Street once upon a time. Geoff Berner improvises his way across Earth performing intrepid music interpreting what’s happened re: the poor, the rich, the corrupt.  this video to see/hear the song When will Canada Post put him on a stamp?

 

Wealthy people like to live, live near the water
They pass their real estate down to their sons and their daughters.
Generations are happy just enjoying the view, but
When the water starts rising you know what they’re gonna do

The rich are gonna move to the high ground
The rich are gonna move to the high ground
Holy doodle, look at your town
The rich are gonna move to the high ground

All those singers and actors and philanthropists
Say the poor are at the top of the priority list.
But when the levees start breaking and the barriers fall
Where will they be when we come to pay a courtesy call?
With their mistresses, wives, pets, children and all
At the top of a hill behind a fortified wall.

The rich are gonna move to the high ground
The rich are gonna move to the high ground
Holy doodle, look at your town
The rich are gonna move to the high ground

Every sad number that the scientists find
You get the feeling that some people really don’t mind
To see a new feudal age for the whole human race
‘Cos the rabble will finally be all back in their place.
They’ll be no revolution, we’ll be meek as wet mouses
Begging them to let our children serve in their houses.

The rich are gonna move to the high ground
The rich are gonna move to the high ground
Holy doodle, look at your town
The rich are gonna move to the high ground
Take me higher to that higher ground
You and me baby, we’re gonna watch the poor drown