Oingo Boingo’s ‘Capitalism’ (Middle Class Socialist Brat)
There’s no better time than now to remember Oingo Boingo’s song ‘Capitalism’ at the 1983 US Festival Shout out to UBEDOG who was actually was there at the show for the tip.
There’s nothing wrong with CapitalismThere’s nothing wrong with free enterpriseDon’t try to make me feel guiltyI’m so tired of hearing you cryThere’s nothing wrong with making some profitIf you ask me I’ll say it’s just fineThere’s nothing wrong with wanting to live niceI’m so tired of hearing you whineAbout the revolutionBringin’ down the richWhen was the last time you dug a ditch, baby!If it ain’t one thingThen it’s the otherAny cause that crosses your pathYour heart bleeds for anyone’s brotherI’ve got to tell you you’re a pain in the assYou criticize with plenty of vigorYou rationalize everything that you doWith catchy phrases and heavy quotationsAnd everybody is crazy but youYou’re just a middle class, socialist bratFrom a suburban family and you never really had to workAnd you tell me that we’ve got to get backTo the struggling masses (whoever they are)You talk, talk, talk about suffering and painYour mouth is bigger than your entire brainWhat the hell do you know about suffering and pain . . .There’s nothing wrong with Capitalism