Always wanted to be a sociopath
Even before knew what it was
Breaking rules is what I like and
Boys just want to have fun

As a kid I read a lot
Crime, true crime, successful crime
Seemed to me the best crooks
Never go to jail
Became heroes or just really rich
I learned from Roy Cohn and the Madoff
Stalin, not as much

I figured construction should work
Everybody needs a place to live
Time-shares taught me how to sell
Providing what people want and can’t have
Making money means finance and fees
Some deals were steals
Profits each minute you breathe

Took my cash to start rehab
Bought fall-down houses that’d still fall down
But only after I got paid
Paying inspectors came cheap
Bankers meant more schmooze

To get the land to build new
You needed to meet the pols
My kind of folk – when you see what you want
Take it
Buy junk scrub, give wetlands to the state
Win tax-writeoffs and friends

Homeowners who sued met a phantom
Once the house’s built, corporation dissolves
One guy pulled a gun, I sent a goon
Still tell that story at the Christmas tree

Developers trade buildings
Never pay tax
Wealth that build like tsunamis

Now I got it all
Pretty girls, guns, boats
I could buy a jet but where to go?
I’m set to run for Congress
Why pay a pol when you can play one?

What I’ve learned best is cheating is legal
I’d like to teach you how
I feel a need to give back to society
You’ve done so much for me

Posted in Money and Politics.