It's a Beautiful World

Copyright 1988 Thumper Productions:

Sorry Kathy Lee but I wrote this song after seeing poor people in Albuquque lose their homes to slick bank manuevers and then watched you do a tv piece on a "necessary" private bath for your child. $7,000, but with soft pastel colors and rounded corners. Also I had just seen on the news that one of the suburbs of DC had spent $50,000 for a new little league diamond so that kids wouldn't be late for dinner. This was just after a news story of homeless people in the area. You make the connection.

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You bought your son a baseball field to keep him off the street.

Where people live and people love and die beneath your feet.

'Cause it's a beautiful world,

yes it's a beautiful world.

You bought him pretty shiny cars and bright expensive rings.

So he wouldn't notice dirt and poor and hungry lonely things.

'Cause it's a beautiful world,

yes it's a beautiful world.

You bought your daughter Taj Mahal, it glitters in her eyes.

And just outside her golden walls, the children dream and cry.

'Cause it's a beautiful world,

yes it's a beautiful world.

You bought her Mona Lisa and trips on big jet planes.

High above the freezing streets and children in the rain.

'Cause it's a beautiful world,

yes it's a beautiful world.

You bought yourself a big white house, you bought yourself a dream.

With lots of trees and peacefull things now you can't hear them scream.

You know that they're still out there, they're out there in the cold.

The only time you notice them is when they're bought and sold.

You're time is running out my friend, if I might be so bold.

So say you're prayers and kiss your ass, your stories not been sold.

'Cause it's a beautiful world,

yes it's a beautiful world.

Yes it's a beautiful world.

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