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Fasten Your Belt

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Fasten Your Belt

Everyone says there must be something better
They look over their shoulder and wipe the dust of their sweater
Not the dust of manual labor
From sitting on a shelf, contact paper

No better way to make change that sit in a chair
Flip through channels
Watch the news 
Anger builds up and all that stands is your hair

Got your pink slip today
Straight out of the blue?
It's right in the middle of the blue
Since it's wasn't you, 
Didn't expect it's show up on your bay

Push it off, 
Yeah, keep pushing it off
Blame others
Yeah, that's a thought
President of the United States
Major Corporations
Who else has made you a slave?

Yet your still in your chair,
Flipping through channels
Watching the news
Hair is still standing

You don't know?
Sit in your chair
Try to turn the wheel?
Bank robbed?
Wish you could steal?
That's a great idea!

Get out of your chair
Long enough to adjust your belt
Too much junk?
Revenge, not sure how it's dealt?

Go outside and run a lap
Important to keep your mind on track
Next time you shop
That money in your wallet
Better to go a mom/pop shop around the block

Next time you need a loan
Try a local credit union 
Next time you go out to eat
Pick a local eatery 

Where there's a will there's a way
To read and ignore this would be a damn shame

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 6:13:00 AM
    Very well written. Enjoyed the read.