No Pockets in a Shroud

by Mick Blake

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For Woody Guthrie, the original protest singer/songwriter. Inspired by his song "The Jolly Banker".

lyrics

Sing it clear, sing it loud
There's no pockets in a shroud
And judgement day comes round by and by
And your ill-gotten gains will bring a world of pain
When you meet that Regulator in the sky

Well you papered over cracks in the walls of Goldman Sachs
And peddled out your litany of lies

Did you feel the pinch at the Board of Merill Lynch
when the sub primes turned to dust before your eyes?

And just like all the others who went down at Lehman Brothers
You pretended that you didn't see the signs

While you all struck it rich 'cause Moody's, Poor's and Fitch
Smiled and told us everything was fine

Sing it clear, sing it loud
There's no pockets in a shroud
And judgement day comes round by and by
And your ill-gotten gains will bring a world of pain
When you meet that Regulator in the sky

With your Harvard MBA, and your watch from Cartier
You party through the good times and the bad

Hey how does it feel when you clinch another deal
And a thousand families lose all they have?

You're too big to fail, too rich to go to jail
Your friends in high places feel your pain

And we're the fools who sweat to pay your gambling debt
While you move on and do it all again

Sing it clear, sing it loud
There's no pockets in a shroud
And judgement day comes round by and by
And your ill-gotten gains will bring a world of pain
When you meet that Regulator in the sky

Sing it clear, sing it loud
There's no pockets in a shroud
And judgement day comes round by and by
And your ill-gotten gains will bring a world of pain
When you meet that Regulator in the sky
That Righteous Regulator in the sky

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released July 31, 2017
Written by - Mick Blake
Vocals and Guitar - Mick Blake

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Mick Blake Leitrim Village, Ireland

Mick Blake is a singer/songwriter, originally from Letterkenny, now living in Leitrim. His songs have a strong social message. Christy Moore included "Oblviious" on his 2016 album "Lily".

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