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If you have an obsession for possessions
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You ask for it, you got it
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I learned this lesson from a session
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With my TV set
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What should I ask for, I asked the box
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And though it offered no belief
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Oh what a relief it was
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To find out where’s the beef.
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But longer lasting freshness
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And a tiger in my tank
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Cost a bit of money
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So I went down to the bank
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I’m asking for it now I said
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And the teller said get lost
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I don’t mind getting that, I said,
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but tell me, what’s that cost?
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Leave right this moment the teller cried
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You’re guilty of a crime
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It appeared to me all I could be
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Was just slightly ahead of my time.
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So I took a licking but kept on ticking
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Down the boulevard
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A preacher was there, he had big hair,
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It was a great place, a great place to start
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I said how can I fly the friendly skies
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When milk does a body good
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The preacher said for twenty dollars
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He’d help me all he could.
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So in his cup I placed my bucks
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For the relentless pursuit of perfection
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But I had richness worth a second cup
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And he demanded more for his collection.
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Anticipation making me wait
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I asked what was the answer
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He said that I should not smoke
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Or it would give me cancer.
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That’s the message from beyond?
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I broadcast to this phony
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Then I reached out and touched someone
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And took back all my money.
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I’d like to teach the world to sing
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in perfect harmony
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But it’s everywhere you want to be
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And I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.
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* For those of you who are too young to remember, this poem is composed mainly of slogans from old advertising campagins.

18 Jul 05

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Comments:

Cute! :-) Very clever!
 — ky_diva

Well, it isn't perfect but I know all the slogans!@   Great job with the humor, much needed on a manic Monday!
 — Isabelle5

I'm too young, or I grew up without television. The rhyming is forced and the rhythm is off, but I didn't detest it.
 — unknown

laughing again. thank you. miss you.
 — hank

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