Bill Farkas

Bill Farkas

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Rock - Alternative | San Diego, California, United States
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Member Since: 2005
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We are so sick of all the criminals who have ripped us off. The Lehman Brothers investment backer that stole over $100 mil in senios life savings; Enron, Halliburton, OJ beating the rap; Catholic Priests doing children; CHurches paying millions in hush money; the slaps on the wrists (at worst) that celebrities and politicians get no matter what crimes they commit. It always comes at the expense of a have-not who's been bilked for their cash used as a human shield in a shit fight by some politician or corporate official. This song calls the white ollar criminals out, by name. Ultimately the common man surrenders becasue he knows he'll never beat the system... only by death can he escape their advantage.

Story Behind the Song

I have long been influenced by John Lennon. Working CLass Hero is one of my favorite songs he wrote. I tried to take that sarcastic outlook at the world and imagine what Lennon's interpretation of the world today would be. I guess you could say White Collar Criminal is a 35 year update to Working Class Hero thru JL's eyes.

Lyrics

V-1)
FROM THE DAY YOU WERE BORN- YOU WERE PART OF THE SCHEME
THEY STRUNG UP A CARROT ? AND CALLED IT ?THE DREAM?
HOW QUICKLY YOU FOUND OUT - THERE'S A LOT YOU CAN'T SEE

Chorus:
AND A WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL - IS SOMETHING TO BE
YEAH, AND A WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL - TAKE THE CASH AND GO FREE

V-2)
THEY TEST YOUR IQ- THEN THEY GROUP YOU IN SCHOOL
YOU?RE EITHER A GENIUS ? OR YOU?RE A SLOW-LEARNING FOOL
AND THAT?s WHEN YOU FIND OUT- THAT THERE?S TWO SETS OF RULES

Chorus:
AND A WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL - IS SOMETHING TO BE
YEAH, AND A WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL - THEY CAN KILL AND GO FREE
AND IF YOU DON?T BELIEVE IT ? WELL, JUST TURN ON YOUR TV

Bridge:
YOU?LL SEE HALLIBURTON - ENRON - THE SICK CATHOLIC PRIESTS
THE BUSHES - THE CHENEYS - OUR POLITICAL ELITE
MARTHA, O J, AND JACKO MAKE THREE
INTO THE SUNSET THEY RIDE AND GO FREE

V-3)
YOU AND I ? WE WORK ALL OUR LIVES - AND WHAT DO WE GET
MAYBE A ROOM WITH A WINDOW - AND A MOUNTAIN OF DEBT
PUBLIC OR PRIVATE - IT?S ALL ABOUT GREED

Chorus:
AND A WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL - IS SOMETHING TO BE
YEAH, AND A WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL - TAKE THE CASH AND GO FREE

Chorus:
AND A WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL - IS SOMETHING TO BE
YEAH, AND A WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL - THEY CAN KILL AND GO FREE

AND US WORKING CLASS HEROES ? WELL, WE MIUST DIE TO BE FREE

WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL
WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL
IS SOMETHING TO BE
YEAH IT?S SOMETHING TO BE (Fade)

Song Length
3:55
Genres
Rock - Alternative, Country - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Annoyed, Fuming

Subject Matter
Crime, Theft, Disgust

Similar Artists
John Lennon, Elvis Costello
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Bill Farkas
Music Credits Bill Farkas
Producer Credits Dito Godwin
Publisher Credits Bill Farkas
Performance Credits Bill Farkas
Label Credits Private release