The Affluent Blues
It was a bright and chipper morning when I woke up today.
My fellow aristocrats and I chose the “links” on which to play.
We’d have a few rounds of golf at the club at Pebble Beach.
I could play my eighteen holes and maybe work on my new speech.
I had an engagement to lecture about how I came to my success.
I could speak of my humility and how I came from so much less.
It would all melt down to me and how I applied myself.
I just used the rungs of the ladder to reach this “high top shelf”.
There were some climbers who just got in the way.
But they didn’t really know the game or maybe how to play.
I’ll go on to explain in length, about never needing a helping hand.
I’m self taught, self thought, self bought, I’m really a self-made-man.
But as I was rising out of bed, a thought shattered my morning bliss.
My clothes were not laid out, things were surely amiss.
I forgot that I had given leave of my loyal English valet.
My agenda may be delayed as I watch the sunrise from my chalet.
I hope the French maid can take up the slack,
Help me dress, clean this mess, and even help me pack.
The valet was too proper and really a snobbish sort.
I think I see some leaves blown onto the tennis court.
There are so many problems with the help today.
They want medical, dental, and even more pay.
They will do so little and will expect so much.
Do they forget that it is I, who has the Midas touch?
Though some are so good, pound for pound,
You’ll be caught by surprise at how they'll let you down.
My aupair couldn’t control my smallest child’s potty.
The little rug rat went poo poo in my brand new Maserati.
I thought I could trust the nanny so well.
Now my car has a new “new car smell”.
It seems so beneath me that I should have to drive at all.
It must be accepted when there’s no chauffeur you can call.
His eyes were not kept to the front as he drove my limousine.
He had an eye for my pretty chef and ran off with my haute cuisine.
Some of my friends, no doubt, will surely call me weenie,
As I drive to golf in my Bentley instead of my Lamborghini.
It could be a hard day and please I beg your pardon.
I could use some help from Tommy Hilfiger and maybe Elizabeth Arden.
I need a “Sharper Image” as I peer at my fine art.
You know I need to look, seem, and act this eloquent “part”.
I suppose the butler can fetch my Gucci shoes.
But you know I get so tired of these "Millionaire Blues".
I have just some of my money stashed at Goldman-Sachs.
I hid some in the Cayman Islands. My accountant says it rocks.
I get to play at Monterrey; you know it’s so unique.
Of course I hop into my jet and fly to Martinique.
There are many luxurious places where I choose to cavort.
I’m happy to say that Monte Carlo is not my last resort.
I can see by my Rolex that the truth could not be plainer.
I may have time for Yoga but not with my personal trainer.
I can drink Chai Tea but can’t do Tai Chi.
There so little time, there’s not enough for me.
I’m a complex guy and a “rock & rolling” stone.
But like today I saw trouble and put down my gold iphone.
A tramp was on a corner and didn’t have a bed to lay his head.
I could have given money, but I thought I’d be cool instead.
I was so glad. He was so sad. He asked that I throw him a bone.
I reached into my bag and found some Dom Perignon.
I tossed him the bottle and as I went, felt real camaraderie.
I felt that I was a lot like he, and he was a lot like me.
With my valet gone we each put our pants on, now the very same.
A rose is a rose, is a rose, is a rose by any other name.
He and I were from different worlds as most can plainly see.
And as I was placing my ball atop the tee at the very first tee.
I realized the fallacy in a world that’s totally centered on me.
He doesn’t know how to open the bottle, or know where he’s going to pee.
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Remember "they pushed the boundaries for what a beer can do, and they are challenging the luxury wine segment in the gourmet restaurant market by utilizing their innovation and brewing capabilities.” This beer spent 100 days in French oak casks. It has an expiry date of 2059. There are only 600 bottles left- oops- 599 bottles left!
Most of my beer drinking buddies say 98 days is enough to spend in a dank old oak cask!
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