New recording: Build it up

This week’s song was begun about a year ago, born out of thoughts on the economic hijinks on Wall Street and beyond. Much of the specific inspiration, though, came from this piece, which was part of the fantastic comic-art show Marg had in 2007.
Seriously, a couple of years ago you couldn’t swing a dead cat in this town without hitting a brand-new condo building. Giant barfing construction anime-critters are the ONLY POSSIBLE EXPLANATION. Most of these places never seemed to sell many units, and yet the developers made enough to take a vacation in Paris and then build the next one. Made no sense to me until everything went down the tubes.
I imagine something bigger and proggier for this one eventually, but this version gets the ideas across, I think.
Build it up (get yer .mp3 RIGHT HERE, folks. Step right up!)
Words and Music © 2009 Mark Frey

Build it up

then walk away

buy it out

then make them pay

fill it in

but never stay

build it up

build it up

sell it off

before it’s done

burn it down

just for fun

write it off

while you’re on the run

build it up

build it up

it’s all we know

and change, change comes slow

these are the cards we show

it’s all we know

grab a piece

but don’t pay cash

wring it dry

and toss the trash

ride it high

then let it crash

build it up.

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