a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

The Complete Banker

Original version (3:43)

Can anyone lend me ten billion quid?
Why do you look so glum? Was it something I did?
So I caused a second great depression, what can I say?
I guess I got a bit carried away.
If I say I’m sorry will you give me the money? I say I’m sorry will you give me the money?

You know me,
The complete banker in a black Bentley, The complete banker
Sweet Samantha riding next to me, Sweet Samantha
Oh how I hanker for the good old days. How I hanker
Good old days
When I was free
The complete banker in my Armani, The complete banker
Before the rancour and disharmony. Before the rancour
Well, money makes the world go round Money makes the world go round
And round and down the drain.

We went to war on the floor of the exchange,
To all of us it was just a big game.
But God I loved it, making a profit from somebody’s loss
I never knew exactly who’s money it was I never knew exactly who’s money it was
And I did not care as long as there was… And I did not care as long as there was…

…lots for me:
The complete banker in a black Bentley, The complete banker
Sweet Samantha riding next to me, Sweet Samantha
Oh how I hanker for the good old days. How I hanker
Good old days
When I was free,
The complete banker in my Armani, The complete banker
Before the anger and the inquiries. Before the anger
Well money makes the world go round Money makes the world go round
And round and down the drain.

We’ll learn the lessons, run tests and analyse.
We’ll crunch the numbers ‘cause the numbers never lie.
Maybe this recession is a blessing in disguise.
We can build a much much bigger bubble the next time We can build a much much bigger bubble the next time
And leave the rest to clean our mess up.

Well, that’s just me:
The complete banker in a black Bentley, The complete banker
Margaret Thatcher riding next to me, Margaret Thatcher
Oh how I hanker for the good old days. How I hanker
Good old days
When I was free,
I’m the complete banker, The complete banker
I’m a conscience-free malignant cancer on society, Malignant cancer
And one day you’ll let your guard down One day you’ll let your guard down
And I’ll come round again.