Boom and Bust

from Put Back Charlie by aireene espiritu

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BOOM & BUST
music/lyrics Aireene Espiritu

Buy now, pay later, said the bankers, brokers, speculators
While the bull rules, put more money in the pot.
The index to the riches, the bulging dollar eyes
Noone wants to be left behind

You see everybodyʼs ridinʼ on that good, good feeling
Of a profit, a full pocket, the big win.
They watched the ticker tapes go by, with their money on the margin
The boom, the bust, we all fall down.

Evangeline Adams, was a reader of the stars
Saw the fall too late to save them all
Word spread on the radio, the market will keep rising, keep rising, rising high.

Everybodyʼs ridinʼ on that good, good feeling
Of a profit, a full pocket, the big win.
Fast forward decades later, they forgot about the past
Now the past is cominʼ ʻround again.

Buy now, pay later, said the buyers, loaners, money makers
Confidence still high, sign right on the dotted line.
The risk appraisers paid no mind, this ride they thought would never die.
The boom, the bust and we all fall down.

You see, everybodyʼs riding on that good, good feeling
Of a profit, a full pocket, the big win.
Well, the crooks still got away with greed.
As we all fell to our knees.

The boom, the bust and we all fall down.
The boom, the bust and we all fall down.
The boom, the bust and we all fall down.

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from Put Back Charlie, released January 1, 2014

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aireene espiritu Oakland, California

Aireene Espiritu plays a mix of stompin', swayin' and timeless Americana reminiscent of front porch storytelling, of ghosts and the living, times of laughter and tears. A Color-Coded Symphony is her latest project, a musical experience connecting the audience’s ethnic origins to rhythms of the world. ... more

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