Gimme Your Money

What would a human smuggler say when he is pushing refugees into rotten vessels…? Gimme Your Money is my most cynical song yet, in lyrics and music. 

“The captain is a one-armed dwarf”.  While cooking I was listening to Singapore by Tom Waits and somehow the word “captain” got my mind wandering, turning it into “No, a captain is so overrated”, as one of the cynical replies I imagine a human smuggler would answer in his defense.  

This song to me is a typical B-side, like in the days singles had two sides (and the flip side often contained special or rare songs). 

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Gather on the shore with me tonight 
Lower your voice & dim your lights 
Your passage to freedom is here with me 
Paradise is just across this Mediterranean Sea… 
(gimme your money) 
 
No one will help 
You but for me   
Your trust is placed well 
Tomorrow you’ll be free 
 
Now give me your money 
(gimme your money) 
 
Now a captain is so overrated 
You just follow this straight line 
There is always room for one more aboard 
This vessel will just be fine 
(gimme your money) 
 
Women, children, men 
I will charge everyone equally 
Mine is an offer you won’t refuse, you’ll find  
Paradise in the sea… 
(gimme your money) 
 
No one will help 
You but for me 
Your trust is placed well 
Tomorrow you’ll be free 
 
Now give me your money 
(gimme your money) 

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