It Happens Every Day

It's not unusual to be mugged by men in grey
It's not unusual to be bugged by men in grey
But when they see you taking your folding stuff away
It's not unusual to see them try to bleed you dry

It's not unusual to take cash from your accounts
But men in suits insist upon stealing small amounts
If you should overdraw, then they want a little more

It's not unusual
It happens every day, no matter what your pay
You'll find it happens by design
Banks will always crave the pennies that you save
Why can't these greedy mutts be fined?

It's not unusual befriending men in suits
It's not unusual to lend to men in suits
But if they ever think that you're spending any loot
It's not unusual
To find out that they're fiddling you
Oh woe oh woe oh woe oh woe oh oh


[March 2000]

From Make Mine a Double

Bankers aiming to levy cash-machine charges are 'middle-aged men in suits', said Stephen Byers (!). Tom Jones won the male artist of the year category at the Brit awards(!!).