Lyrics

Brussels is an island

Brussels is an island, but not like those in the sun

If you don’t believe me, well you’re not the only one

It’s true that we don’t have beaches, nor do we have cocktail bars

But if we want to play calypso, we only need rhythms, horns and guitars

So I say

What Brussels needs

Is the sound of the West Indies

A sound that will make you dance

And the rhythm put you in a trance

So we say

What Brussels needs

Is the sound of the west Indies

A sound that will make you glad

Cuz it’s the music of Trinidad

HORNS

Now let me explain you why Brussels is an island

I don’t want confusion, it’s easy to misunderstand

We’re the capital of Flanders, but they don’t really like us a lot

Cuz respect for their little language is something that we haven’t got

CHORUS

HORNS

And for the real purists, I might still have some good news

Continue polluting, I promise you will be amused

Cuz the sea level is a rising, and you look more red than tanned

I tell you that global warming will get us our proper island.

CHORUS

HORNS

Art Acquisition

I wanna buy me a work of art

as an investment I thought it smart

my stock broker told me so

I guess he’s the one to know

So I went to a gallery

And I showed him my salary

Asked him what he recommends

So my money is well spent

He showed me a Picasso

I said Oh hell no

If i’m spending all that money

je veux quelque chose de beau

What about a Jackson Pollock

we got plenty more in stock

how will you ever get this sold

it looks like it’s made by a five year old

I wanna buy me a work of art

as an investment I thought it smart

stocks and bonds no more compete

there are too many bubbles in Wall street

in a few years I’ll resell

if I find the clientele

And when I do a good affair

I might end up a billionaire

a work by Salvador Dali

As you can all agree

Will get the respect of your peers

you’ll excell in Bourgeouisie

dejeuner sur l’herbe

was the next sleeve up his trick

now you can get your hopes up,

this one has a naked chick

No Disgrace to be Unemployed

It is no disgrace to be unemployed

Still a situation to best avoid

Liberal politicians should be ashamed

when they say got no work got yourself to blame

Let’s take a look at their policy,

cheaper somewhere else close the factory

It is no disgrace to be unemployed…

100 years ago we all worked the land

if you had no work you could lend a hand.

But now no job without a degree

better yet if you speak a language or three

It is no disgrace to be unemployed,

I hope by now you get my point

Industrialization has changed a lot,

over-consumption is what we now got.

They had disguised very cleverly

what actually was modern slavery.

It is no disgrace to be unemployed…

Call it modern slavery or do not,

they still got to exercise a lot.

What kind of robot have we become

staring in a computer all day long.