The Green can be Mean, but Subdued by a Sprinkle of Dew

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What’re you gonna do

What’re you gonna do when the green comes for you?

You find that hundred dollar bill on the street, that 1/100 chance

Man, you’re so happy you’re about to dance

But wait, because that ethical dilemma sits in

You need that money; you need that money for your kin

But here it is, coming back time and time again

An old homeless man comes out from under his bridge, where his home is nothing but a small den

You think, guilty as you are, about how your living room is the equivalent size of what his whole living space must be

What’re you gonna do

What’re you gonna do when the green comes for you?

So what do you do?  That choice is yours

Hah-maybe you earned it-today; you did all your chores

But do you really need that money for your family?  Or is that an excuse?

You both pause, you both pause as you look at each other, both wanting it badly

But both dealing with the same dilemma, sadly

But surprisingly it’s the homeless guy that moves first, sprinting to the bill

In your mind, you’re like to hell with that; with that money my wallet will fill!

You both reach it at the same time, you being slightly faster than he

But both of you are out of breath- can’t you see?

It wasn’t from the run, fool…you bend over closer

And see the truth.  The bill wasn’t worth more than a beer coaster

It was a counterfeit, fool.  Designed with you in mind.

So what do you do?

What’re you gonna do

What’re you gonna do when the green comes for you?

You pull out two twenty dollar bills, and give them to the man

But strangely, you sense it’s not out of your surplus, or just because you can

It’s all you got.  All you had that weekend, but it was something new

The lesson had refreshed your mind like a sprinkle of dew.

He smiles at you, something he would have replaced with a middle finger earlier

You thank the man, and he thanks you

And you walk away…with a refreshed mind caused by a sprinkle of dew.

What’re you gonna do

What’re you gonna do when the green comes for you?

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