ramblings and things
This is the house that Jack built
Every bit of it was nicked,
Every rafter joist and tile
Every single nail and brick.
When you're working on the guvvi
Back pocket, minimum rate,
Because you're Benefit Suspended
By an austerity driven state:
Missed an appointment
Because they'd canceled the bus
And when you arrived
Your advisor made a fuss.
Didn't really bother
To ask you why
Jusy stopped your dole.
Classed you as work shy.
And when they caught Jack robbing
The Court didn't criticize the stingy boss
Just made a restitution order
For Jack to make good his loss.
Jack did his year in jug
But now he's got it made
Inside an old lag taught him
Rudiments of the Financial trade.
Jack drives a newish Roller now
'Cos he'd learned his lesson well
And the Job Centre Advisor
Can take his dole and go to Hell.
Jack's accepted by his peers
Now In the local golf club bar
And gets automatic respect
For the class of his car.
This is the house that Jack bought
At the better end of the property trade
If you flash your cash with ease
Nobody bothers how it was made,
And the bloke who’d paid him guvvi
Now can’t wait to be his mate
This is the house that Jack had built
On an exclusive executive estate.
Now Jack does his robbing
In a more socially acceptable way
And he just can’t wait to start
Every single working day.
The House That Jack Built