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Music written and performed by The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra. Song lyrics written by David King. Published by Bliss Avenue Songs, ASCAP.


It's so obvious that everything is free in a rich man's world.
Waste not want not, in this most perfect of worlds.
The rich get fatter while the poor stay thin,
the game is rigged and you can never win,
so rip it off!

Chorus: C'mon, steal it! Just rip it off, baby! C'mon, steal it!

And if the fat cats get so blinded with greed and keep the stuff you need,
well you know you gotta do whatever you can
and if they're swimming in gold and left you in the cold,
well you know, stick it to the man!
Just rip it off!


Because the cameras can't see you, no , the cameras can't see you, so go ahead and rip it off!

Now in the first world, the rich drive by in their limousines
while you and I, we're just nickeled and dimed--we're just driven to our knees.
A hungry man is an angry man, when the chips are down you do what you can.


Because the cameras can't see you, so go ahead and rip it off, just rip it off.


from April's Empire, track released April 21, 2012



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Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra Urbana, Illinois

Energetic and unabashedly romantic, The Duke of Uke & His Novelty Orchestra enchants audiences with witty lyrics, complex vocal harmonies and funky rhythms.The unique combination of ukulele, violin, tuba, saxophone, bass, rock drums and latin percussion swing you from sweet to funky with a sound that will remind you of summers gone by, road trips to come, and long-lost friends you've never met. ... more

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