Treasure Island

Slava Olchevski

(1964 / St.Petersburg, Russia)

No Trespassing II

There was always an unhealthy race
To own and possess the Earth’s space
'Divide and Conquer' was the battle cry
Throughout the ages, oh my, oh my

That land grabbing is not a caprice
It is a source of income, the best there is
Bureaucracy sprang to provide control
Writing invented to prove to all

To create the evidence that so and so
Was here first & has right to own
I came here earlier, I staked that land!
And I paid some money to the government

I am sorry, people of the planet Earth
That concept applies to a solid turf
In worlds above and in worlds below
There is no property, I want you to know

Just think about it, it would be lame
If Jesus would stake a territorial claim
(Acting on a real estate agent's advice)
On the best place in paradise

That's why I advise you: Please, be aware
When you own so much, you won't stay up there
From that great burden, your soul will frown
It will never rise, far from the ground

Never sing with angels, never get their blessing...
Welcome to Hell! But, .. no trespassing!

Submitted: Friday, December 25, 2009

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