Songs About Everything

Written and Sung by John Primm

 

The Establishment

 

OK - here's another anti-establishment piece from the 60's.

In many ways nothing has changed, except for kids figuring

out how two faced their parents are much sooner.

 

 

Back

Truth is taught to children and we learned when went wrong

We were spanked for lying, stealing cookies or for having fun

Oh the hours our folks would scold us for telling a fib or two,

But now employers can't hold us without lying a lot to you.

 

Business is business as they say

and I guess the establishment's here to stay.

Honesty is gone when they do it.

It's to make a fast buck and that's all there's to it.

 

The history books of America taught us how to be good

Be honest , true and loyal, and everything we should.

But our minds are troubled deeply, we're depressed every single day

Cuz business is completely not the truth but what you say.

 

Business is business as they say

and I guess the establishment's here to stay.

Honesty is gone when they do it.

It's to make a fast buck and that's all there's to it.

 

Why sure business runs our country and without it we'd be poor

Money's great, I guess, if that's how you maintain life's score.

For me I feel like moving out of business and I'll sing

About the money I'll be losing and the principle of the thing.

 

Business is business as they say

and I guess the establishment's here to stay.

Honesty is gone when they do it.

It's to make a fast buck and that's all there's to it.