Served Up on a Golden Plate

You like having things your way, so go right ahead and take it, you can have it all.  Burger King said that you could have it your way and Adele said that we could have had it all and Frank said that he wanted to do it his way, and Kool and the Gang sang “You can have it if you want it just come and get it, and, baby, it’s yours, yeah”, so I put the whole world on a plate for you.  If you want it, here it is, but you better hurry, because it is going fast.  Don’t worry, as I will wash the platter after you have sucked everything out of the Earth.

Extract all of the oil, fill the air with pollution, create global warming, melt the polar ice caps, as nobody cares about climate change and the world will eventually recover in another hundred thousand years.  It is not like you did anything to earn this, or that you deserve it, but because you have money, you were able to purchase the deeds to the lands and manipulate the politicians and the laws to have everyone think that it is your God given right to drill for oil and since you don’t give two shits that you are ruining the planet for everyone else, just do it and be done with it.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver The World After hosted by Stephanie Colpron of Word Adventures.

12 thoughts on “Served Up on a Golden Plate

  1. That ‘Live at The Greek’ album is superb. It’s choc full of Led Zeppelin tracks.
    Here is my take on the subject:

    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    But you must try, try and try
    Try and try, you’ll succeed at last

    Look here

    Persecution you must bear
    Win or lose you’ve got to get your share
    Got your mind set on a dream
    You can get it, though harder they seem now

    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    But you must try, try and try
    Try and try, you’ll succeed at last
    I know it, listen

    Rome was not built in a day
    Opposition will come your way
    But the hotter the battle you see
    It’s the sweeter the victory, now

    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    But you must try, try and try
    Try and try, you’ll succeed at last

    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    You can get it if you really want
    But you must try, try and try
    Try and try, you’ll succeed at last

    I know it
    Don’t I show it?
    So don’t give up now
    But keep on trying

    Source: Musixmatch

    Songwriters: Jimmy Cliff

    You Can Get It If You Really Want lyrics © Island Music Ltd.

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