Stolen Money


Come away, human investor
to the market
Come away, human investor
to the market and the wild
With a broker, hand in hand
for the markets more full of weeping than you can understand

Where pulses the Wall St
There lies a concrete island
where Corzines lay in wait
The drowsy market rats;
there we've hid our broker vats
Full of ETF's
and of blackest algorithmic code


Come away, human investor
to the market
Come away, human investor
to the market and the wild
With a broker, hand in hand
for the markets more full of weeping than you can understand

Where the elliot waves of money sloshes
snorts the grams of cocaine and amphetamines
Far off by furthest subway
we plan it all the night
Weaving olden P/E with new valuation
Greasy tills and broken lives
Till the money has taken flight;
to and fro we jive
and chase the frothy bubbles
While the world is full of troubles
And is anxious in its sleep

Come away, human investor
to the market
Come away, human investor
to the market and the binary
With a broker, hand in hand
for the markets more full of weeping than you can understand

Where the wandering market gushes
from the penthouses above New York
In dark pools among the banks
We seek for slumbering sheep
and whispering in their ears
We give them unquiet dreams;
leaning softly out
From websites that drop their tears


Away with us he's going
the zombie-eyed:
He'll hear no more the lowing
of the muppets over the din of CNBC

For he comes, the human investor
to the market
He comes, the human investor
to the market and the binary
With a broker, hand in hand
from a world more full of weeping than he can understand
Human investor
With a broker, hand in hand
from a world more full of weeping than he can understand



-W.B. Cypher

4 comments:

Gavin said...

Someone call Loreena Mckennitt.

Börjesson said...

Have you heard the Waterboys' take on this poem? (On the Yeats original, I mean. :) Bloody brilliant!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg-oJKYIinQ

Louis Cypher said...

@herrborjesson ... I knew someone would make the connection. Fisherman Blues is the name of the album which was the high point in the bands career.
Last I heard the lead singer put together an album based on the work of Yeats. Been meaning to check it out.
@Gavin No idea who Loreena McKennitt is but I'll assume she covered the Waterboys.

Gavin said...

Definitely should hear LM's as well: http://youtu.be/KQtNSGLKHBQ