Rich Get Richer, Poor Get Poorer

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'You don't write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich. A certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative writing as it is to armed robbery.' - Nelson Algren

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I need to work for little or for nothing
For little or for nothing
No choice at all
I don’t want to be a commodity
Undervalued, expendable

Low pay, no pay, cycle
Forced to be meek and docile
So the rich can get richer, while the poor get poorer

The damp from the walls is clinging to my lungs
Sticking to my lungs
The moisture aggravates
The eczema which covers my legs, which covers my legs
Is bright red and stinging

Low pay, no pay, cycle
Forced to be meek and docile
So the rich can get richer, while the poor get poorer
In flexible labour markets, in flexible labour markets

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from Another World is Possible (Demos, March 2015), released June 28, 2015

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Ross Pollard Lincoln, UK

Punk-folk singer from Lincoln, UK. I'm 'the Real Deal' according to BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson.

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