Greedy Fingers – New Song For The N30 Strikes

Greedy Fingers – Alun Parry by alunparry

Bolton UNISON commissioned me to write a song supporting the strikes about to take place on November 30th.

So here it is. Enjoy! It’s called Greedy Fingers.

Click here to download Greedy Fingers from iTunes

There is no crisis. Only capitalism is in crisis, but we don’t need capitalism. There is no crisis with regard to anything real. All attempts to worsen our living standards are purely arbitrary. Good luck on November 30th.

This track will be available as a single on iTunes over the next couple of days.

Big thanks to Barry Briercliffe for recording the track and being an all round good egg as ever.

Photo Credit: Bridgid Dineen



Lyrics

I know a man who tried to rob a bank but he did fail
They dragged him to the courthouse and they sent him off to jail
When people rob the banks they are securely locked away
When bankers rob the people they are given extra pay

Get your greedy fingers off the workers pay
Your greedy thieving fingers off the workers pay
Tens and tens of thousands are on strike today
(sayin’) Get your greedy fingers off the workers pay

There’s not really a crisis no matter what they say
There are no less factories than we had yesterday
The same amount of workers, same stuff to make things from
So why do they keep telling us how bad things have become

Get your greedy fingers off the workers pay
Your greedy thieving fingers off the workers pay
Tens and tens of thousands are on strike today
(sayin’) Get your greedy fingers off the workers pay

No asteroid has struck the earth as far as we all know
There is no global drought that means that things no longer grow
There is no epidemic meaning workers are not fit
How can this be a crisis when nothing’s changed a bit

Get your greedy fingers off the workers pay
Your greedy thieving fingers off the workers pay
Tens and tens of thousands are on strike today
(sayin’) Get your greedy fingers off the workers pay

Our wealth is only measured by the things we can create
It’s only rich men’s orders that have shut the factory gate
We have the same ability to make stuff as before
Let’s keep on making things we need and not make people poor

Get your greedy fingers off the workers pay
Your greedy thieving fingers off the workers pay
Tens and tens of thousands are on strike today
(sayin’) Get your greedy fingers off the workers pay

So I am here to tell you of the truth that they conceal
The problem’s with their system not with anything that’s real
Let’s keep our jobs and pensions, there’s a fairer world to choose
The system is the problem, it’s the system we should lose

Get your greedy fingers off the workers pay
Your greedy thieving fingers off the workers pay
Tens and tens of thousands are on strike today
(sayin’) Get your greedy fingers off the workers pay

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Comments

  1. gina - November 25, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    thanks Alun

  2. Lotzie Weaver - November 25, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    Hi Al, great song – very catchy – great lyrics.
    Best wishes Lotzie.

  3. Janet Mears - November 25, 2011 @ 7:50 pm

    Hi Alan this is great best wishes Jan

  4. Dave Verburg - November 27, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    Love it Alun bowls along very nicely thank you!

  5. Chris Burgess - November 28, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    Outstanding tune and well written! Can’t stop playing and singing along to it.

  6. malby - November 29, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    great song, fantastic, accurate lyrics!

  7. alunparry - November 29, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    Thanks everyone for your comments about the song. Glad you all like it. Hope you’re all singing it on the picket lines tomorrow :-)

  8. Graham Holland - November 30, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    Great song, Al. Expect to hear it on this Sunday’s Made In The UK Show #130

  9. sue - November 30, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    Thanks for the song it’s great and thanks for your support in Bolton today.

  10. David Bell - December 2, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    Another great Alun Parry song. (Review left on Amazon). Congratulations and thanks.

  11. Anthony Hall - December 3, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    I love this song!

    What key is it in? Would you be happy to let us know the chords? I’d sing this to myself!

    Cheers bro,

    Anthony.

  12. louise darbyshire - December 5, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    thanx for ur support n entertainment in bolton on 30th december

    xx

    ooooh lovin greedy fingers loads

    louise xx

  13. Alun - December 5, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    thanks louise. i had a ball. would love to come back and sing to you all again!

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