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THAT’S WHY THEY WANT MY FINGERPRINT

The government in Venezuela is now requiring besieged consumers to submit to fingerprinting when buying goods.

THAT’S WHY THEY WANT MY FINGERPRINT
(To the tune of, “That’s Why the Lady is a Tramp,” by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart)

There is no butter
And still the fools wait
Out in the gutter
The bread’s gone by eight
Peer through shop windows at bare shelves they hate
That’s why they want my fingerprint.

Am I a hoarder?
The state wants no greed
Write down my order
For coffee indeed
Wait in that line, what they have I don’t need
That’s why they want my fingerprint.

Who will reform our economy?
What comedy.
Some joke, we’re broke.

If you want dollars, you’d need your own mint
That’s why they want my fingerprint.

They say it’s smugglers.
Who make the goods rare
But they’re like jugglers.
Ten pins in the air.
Nobody hears them above the despair.
That’s why they want my fingerprint.

As merchants leave they board up the shops.
Farms grow no crops.
Oil’s sweet, to eat?

No toilet paper, don’t they get the hint?
That’s why they want my fingerprint.

Lyric © 2014 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
All rights reserved

 

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