Music Lyric Sheets: The Perks of the Job
Friday 11 June 1999
For those who grew up going to gigs
And blagging into various ligs
The Minister for Pop's correct
No case to answer, in effect.
There's really nothing to discuss
Why would it come as news to us?
What fuels the music business bus
Is four parts favours/ one part suss
Not what you know
But whom you know
Whose palms you greased
A week ago.
What deals you did
Which costs you hid
How high up on the pyramid
You sit to watch the ants below
Is all about portfolio.
When DJs spin their self-made hits
And teen sensations come in kits
No use to call them hypocrites
If punters love the songs to bits
Our greatest bands, their finest stuff
Was hyped on packaging and puff
Freebies, handshakes, bog-floor deals
Extended lunches, nasal meals.
What morals might have gone amiss
If ministers mucked in with this?
Whose ethics would be compromised?
Which currency destabilised?
It's nepotism? Golly gee.
What? Here? Within our industry?
Corruption, yes, but spread about
So equally, it cancels out.
The Tories claim this sleaze is wrong.
Good morning, sir.
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