A decent life right here and now!

To fob us off with poverty, WE won't take it any longer
The earth provides enough for all not to die of hunger,
But not enough for feeding THEIR greed and capital growth
Fed up with that we demand
A decent life right here and now!

For ages - as the bible even tells - you can be sure
To find there in the rich man's house the grapes of the poor,
The fruits of their labour - equal and free, my ass!
"If I wasn't poor, you weren't rich!"
Still today the poor man says.
To fob us off with poverty, WE won't take it any longer
The earth provides enough for all not to die of hunger,
But not enough for feeding THEIR greed and capital growth
Fed up with that we demand
A decent life right here and now!

For over hundred years you're telling us the same old lie
Let's feed the horses, cut the costs and watch by and by
how road apples fall and lowly sparrows benefit.
Well, I believe an idiot is
Who still eats up that shit.
To fob us off with poverty, WE won't take it any longer
The earth provides enough for all not to die of hunger,
But not enough for feeding THEIR greed and capital growth
Fed up with that we demand
A decent life right here and now!

For decades now progress runs, working pressure grows
We're toiling for your benefits and see THEIR gambling blows
THEY don't know how to spend all the billions in THEIR hands
But THEY still are getting shirty
On our wage demands.
To fob us off with poverty, WE won't take it any longer
The earth provides enough for all not to die of hunger,
But not enough for feeding THEIR greed and capital growth
Fed up with that we demand
A decent life right here and now!

Text und Arrangement: R. Frankl, April 2007
englische ‹bersetzung 20./21.04.2014