Wednesday 28 September 2011

Osborne: 6 Weeks to Sort the Euro - I feel a song coming on ...

So - Boy George has given 'em their marching-orders ! I'm sure they will snap to it. The *more mature* reader may know the wistful tune ... or should that be wishful ?

Try to dismember Greek debt by November

That ton of cash they beg and borrow
Serial offenders, they’ve been on a bender
They spent like there was no tomorrow
Tried to pretend they could endlessly fend off
The austerity which must surely follow
But in the end, ah, it’s something they’ll just have to swallow …

On the agenda of Eurozone members
To print more cash to make things mellow
New legal tender in all of its splendour
“Keep printing !” - hear Tim Geithner bellow
Who’s the defender of small private lenders ?
Joe Public is a luckless fellow
And in the end Euro-promises tend to be hollow …



Budgie said...

Would "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?" by Zorba the Greek, do?

Electro-Kevin said...

My dedication to Boy George with a Culture Club classic (variation):

Karma-Karma-Karma-Karma KUUUNT.

(Don't let your fragrant lady see that, Nick. Hope she and you are doing well btw)

TheFatBigot said...

That's very good Mr Drew. I'm tempted to say it's Fantastick, but I won't because some won't know what I mean and those who do will groan at the obvious pun.

Cazzy Jones said...

Nice one. Thought for a minute this was Slade's "In For A Penny". Thus inspired, here's the first verse and chorus: -

Do you remember the crash of September
The Eurozone lied every day
Do you remember they conned every member
As Greece just kept squandering away

Chorus: -

If you’re in for a euro
You gotta be in for a pound
‘Cause over and over
They pissed cash all over the ground
So look around
Play the refrain
Waste it and waste it and waste it again

John Thomas said...

In spite of all the holabaloo about the demise of the Euro the UK is not off scot free, guarentees by George to a few UK banks who have have heavily lent in Ireland and various other bits of fiscal fiddling guarantees to some European banks.

hovis said...

With apologies to Bonnie Tyler:

Where has all the good currency gone
And where is all the gold?
Where's the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and turn and dream
of what I need


I need a Euro
I'm holding out for the Euro 'til the end of the line
It supposed to be strong
But it ain't gonna be last
And we still think we're gonna bluff this fight
I need a Euro
I'm holding out for the Euro 'til the end of the line
It gonna make us poor
And it's gotta be ending soon soon
And it was supposed to be larger than life

Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching with a bail out fund for me
Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat
It's gonna take a miracle to sweep this crap away, we're beat ...

Nick Drew said...

thank you Mr Bigot

Cazzy, hovis - fine rejoinders !

Kev - Mrs D (who doesn't read this stuff BTW, got better things to do, so no probs there) sends her regards & a big thumbs up for your Resusci Annie exploits

Electro-Kevin said...

Thanks, Nick.

Hovis's contribution made me laugh. Very clever.

With apologies to Mr Dylan said...

Germany's entry for 2012 Eurovision song contest:

Where have all the euros gone?
Gone to bailouts, every one.
When will they ever learn?

etc etc