A Little Free Market Frivolity: Capitalism by Oingo Boingo

by Scott Morales

There’s nothing wrong with capitalism
There’s nothing wrong with free enterprise
Don’t try to make me feel guilty
I’m so tired of hearing you cry

There’s nothing wrong with making some profit
If you ask, I’ll say it’s just fine
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to live nice
So tired of hearing you whine

About the revolution, bringing down the rich
When was the last time you dug a ditch, baby

If it ain’t one thing, then it’s the other
Any cause that crosses your path
Your heart bleeds for anyone’s brother
I’ve got to tell you, you’re a pain in the ass

You criticize with plenty of vigor
You rationalize everything that you do
With catchy phrases and heavy quotations
And everybody is crazy but you

You’re just a middle class, socialist brat
From a suburban family and you never really had to work

And now you tell me that we’ve got to get back
To the struggling masses, whoever they are
You talk, talk, talk about suffering and pain
Your mouth is bigger than your entire brain
What the hell do you know about suffering and pain

There’s nothing wrong with capitalism
There’s nothing wrong with capitalism
There’s nothing wrong with capitalism
There’s nothing wrong with capitalism

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  • C. dog e. doG

    Porc Fest or Bust!

    • Scott Morales

      C. dog barked another quip that’s too abstruse for me. though it’s still interesting in its abstraction even if it’s beyond my ken..

      • C. dog e. doG

        Actually, this was merely a call for kindred spirits of Oingo Boingo to have a reunion at the upcoming Porcupine Festival. Often times, I’m as simple as I seem.
        – C. dog

        • Scott Morales

          Ahh,there’s the forest.
          – Scott looking for hidden meaning where the is none

    • granitegrok

      I keep saying that the ‘Grok has to show up there, and I keep forgetting to go….need to keep focused this year…

  • allen

    that danny elfman is EVERYWHERE. just look him up. that guy makes music for half of the entertainment out there. there was a danny elfman drinking game, but it usually doesn’t last long before people fall down.

  • Rick_GraniteGrok

    My favorite Oingo Boingo song is still Dead Mans Party…

    • Scott Morales

      Great tune. There’s a great version of that on Boingo Alive double album,err, cd. They’ve got a ton of good ones Winning Side, Grey Matter, Just another day… I could go on. One of best bands of the 80’s IMO. They don’t make them like that anymore. They actually played their instruments. No s**t!

      • Rick_GraniteGrok

        yep… when I hear Oingo Boingo I am reminded that I “lived it” parachute pants and all.

        • Scott Morales

          embarrassingly, I can relate. Mine were black.

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