Jenny Bienemann

Pay the Piper

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Jenny Bienemann
2017
Jenny Bienemann

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PAY THE PIPER

Jenny Bienemann

 

Each morning on this very street

The Piper and the Devil’s paths cross, and their eyes meet

The Piper is aching, he rubs tired eyes

The Devil is laughing, leaning against the side of his gleaming Rolls Royce

 

He says, “Hey Piper, hey friend,

See you dropping your invoice always at the end of a hard day

They see you coming, they start running

They pay what’s owing by throwing crumpled dollar bills over their shoulder

 

"Now me, I get paid

I mean, paid; I mean, really really really really well paid

Down on one knee, that’s how they greet me

With all their money in smooth piles of thousand dollar bills

 

"Allelu-YUM!  They’re under my thumb

If they think that it will help they’ll eat it by the ton.

 

"Friend, you work too hard

You gotta let life knock ‘em down, cause when they drop their guard

The tinest thing, they think the sky is falling

It’s appalling how fast they pick up when they see it’s me calling

 

"Piper, use your brain

No one wants to pay for what they use, wait till they’re in pain

If they think you’ll cure, they will pay for sure

Even when it hurts they’ll never stop to ask if you’re a blessing or a curse

 

Allelu-YAY!  The Devil saved the day!

If they think that you will save them, they will pay and pay .”

 

            The Piper says to his nemesis

            “I see what you always miss

             How each soul grows to the light

             How all your work can be undone in one flash of insight.

 

              "Allelu-MAN!  They just got the plan

              Now they know they have to save themselves,

              You’re on the lam.”

 

Each morning it goes this way

The Devil gets his feelings hurt and hits the highway

The Piper is kneeling, he is bending low

To lift a daisy to his buttonhole

 

Allelujua