Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Expenses! - the musical: part 3 - Westminster Rhapsody

(With sincere and abject apologies to the late, great Freddie Mercury)
I see a little silhouetto of a man
Bloody Hell, bloody Hell, he’s a Telegraph reporter
Digging for expenses, see the evidence is here
The gazebo (the gazebo),
The gazebo (the gazebo),
And the stables, chandeliers and portico – (-co –co –co)
I’m just an MP, nobody loves me,
(He’s just an MP, what a fine thing to be,
Don’t make him pay for this monstrosity –)
Easy come, easy go
Will you let it go?

Expenses? NO! We will not let it go!
Expenses? NO! We will not let it go!
Expenses? NO! We will not let it go!
Will not let it go,
Will not let it go,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no-

Mr Speaker, Mr Speaker, Mr Speaker, let it go,
My housekeeper needs a paycheque to be signed by me - by me- by me -
So you think you can stop me and expose my every claim?
So you think you can print it and make me admit to shame?
Or maybe
You think the public will blame me,
And just vote me out, just vote me right out of here.

Tennis courts and gardeners,
Swimming pools to clean,
The high life on expenses,
There'll be no more expenses
For me.

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