Poor Person

America is a class-less society, so you say
As you hold your nose out of range of homeless fumes
Those lazy bums, those good-for-nothings
Why should you support them?

America is a class-less society, you keep on saying
Those mansion-dwellers are all hard workers
Bold, brave, manly, entrepreneurs, with brilliant minds
Their homes reflect their grandeur

America is a class-less society, you say with a sigh
If only scum like poor people didn’t exist
If only they would shut up, disappear, be gone
Katrina was an excellent beginning

America is a class-less society, you say with a dream
One day you too will be rich, you’re on Wall Street
Visions of the wealthy keep you going
Visions of the poor make you depressed

America is a class-less society, it’s all been proven
So let’s talk about racism instead
Let’s talk about sexism, there’s a good topic
But capitalism? No, there’s no need to discuss that

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