The Ballad Of The Bankers

Written by David Faraday


Verse 1

Back in eighty-seven, with Big Bang champagne corks fly,

Everything looked rosy then, no limits in the sky.
Horror on Black Wednesday, exit from the ERM,
Did not really halt the progress of the banking men.

The conversion of the lefties and their win, just fuelled success,

Their mantra, boom and bust is over, more for less.
Remove the politics from banking, regulation not tight,
Just let the bankers steer the ship, it’ll be alright.

It’ll be alright.


Verse 2

Back in twenty-o-seven, mortgage debt, an all time high,
But who is left to lend to? We’ll dig deep, everyone must buy.
“Are you sure I can repay?”, says Mum of three, low credit score,
She’s borrowed everything she can, but still they offer more.
“Don’t concern with numbers, I never do”, the banker says,
“The only way is up, the market rules, just taste success”.
But they were standing on a precipice, not thinking of the fall,
Those poor mis-guided bankers, it’s no joke, they had it all.

They had it all.


Chorus

We have to the help bankers, profits down, defaults up.
Oh, those poor down trodden bankers, toxic debt has screwed them up

Gordon Brown, please help the bankers, confidence in short supply,

Maybe if we help the bankers the economy will fly?


Verse 3

Now it’s years later, good old Gordon helped them out,
The fiscal ship which ran a-ground, has just now turned about.
It seems the simple banking folk, they didn't do it right,
When regulation was removed, they simply used their might.
They manipilated LIBOR and they sold us PPI,
They corrupted our economy and made us wonder why?
No one ever held responsible for what those bankers hid,
Some say they got away with it, I’m here to say they did.

Yes they did!


Chorus (see above)


Verse 3 (part)

They manipilated LIBOR and they sold us PPI,
They corrupted our economy and made us wonder why?
No one ever held responsible for what those bankers hid,
Some say they got away with it, I’m here to say they did.

Yes they did!


FInal Chorus

But we still have to the help bankers, they are just too big fail.
Oh, those poor down trodden bankers, please don’t let them go to jail
Rishi Sunak, help the bankers, confident they’ll get it right
‘Cause they can’t mess it up again, but hold on, they just might,

They just might.

They just might!