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The Bandits These Days
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The Bandits These Days
Words and music by Dave.
Dave: Acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals
Jerry "Jman", San Diego, California, USA: Drums
Walter Tokich, Torrence, California, USA: Bass guitar
"Guitar George", Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom: Rhythm electric guitar
Mark Connors, Houston, Texas, USA: Lead guitar
This recording is the result of my second online musical collaboration. It was produced using the site MusiciansCollaboration.com. I said from the beginning that I wanted a recording with the VU meters maxed and I think the performers achieved that goal!

The Bandits These Days

©2008 by David Langford Smith
Dad always said, "Work hard and save.
If you can do that, you'll see better days.
Give A hundrend-and-ten. Go the extra mile,
But watch out for the ones with the alligator smiles."

I clock in on time every day.
But the good life feels like it's a world away.
Save a little when I can
In the company stock savings plan.

The bandits these days don't have to carry guns.
They just talk fast then they turn and run.
Is it greed or are they insane
To think it's all just a game?

My house is what they call a manufactured home.
The floors are plywood. The walls styrofoam.
One paycheck away from living in the car.
Someday they'll go and push me too far.

Now they say this job is gone
Just deal with it and move on.
Stock savings plan, it's worth nill.
But the CEO will take a hundred fifty mill.

The bandits these days don't have to carry guns.
They just talk fast then they turn and run.
Is it greed or are they insane
To think it's all just a game?

New politicians won't change a thing.
They slap your hand. They dance and sing.
They say one thing and do the other.
Thank you sir, can I have another!

Machivelli would sure be proud
The way they talk, so smooth and loud.
It's not the people who are in command.
But the men who grease the palms of their hands.

The bandits these days don't have to carry guns.
They just talk fast then they turn and run.
Is it greed or are they insane
To think it's all just a game?

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