American Express

Depending on your paycheck is the way of life out here
You can't buy what you want unless you're owed a new career
Find the friend who fired you for better referances
All the right friends lead to all the wrong business
How did you make all my profits disappear?

What good are jobs that don't pay you to work?
What good is money you can't afford to have?
What good is marraige if all you're focused on is divorce?
What good is life if all you desire is death?

This is how they force us to live
One more flaw in the system
Another Great Depression
This is your reward for getting ahead
Work more, less pay (Repeat)
Friends with benefits
Never a fair trade

How do your bosses still have jobs and you don't?
They get paid for doing nothing after you get laid off
How does that work? (Repeat)
You'll get your jobs back when it picks back up again
What are we supposed to do until then?

Sit alone and thrive
Stand together and die
Protest your worth to the middleman
You can't make credit your main source of income
You're living on borrowed lies

Who's gonna promote you when you're your own Boss?
How will you get a raise if all your profit margins have gone soft?
Slide your Company Card here (Repeat)
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Submitted on August 21, 2014

Modified on April 23, 2023

1:11 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,170
Words 228
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 5, 4, 7, 5, 5, 3

Eugene Hetler

I love the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit and that goes with Him. I read the Bible and pray daily. I try not to be judgemental but some days the fire comes out like a dragon burping a big gas fire on accident after a big meal. I love to write. Please read waht I write. I love to write things that encourage and hopefully are fun to read and make you laugh til you cry. I even like to write things that inspire and make you think in a deep way some of the time. Whoever's hacking my account and erasing my hard work is cheating me and the people who enjoy my work and it needs to stop or you'll suffer the consequences. :) more…

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