6/1/11

Too Many Grasshoppers, Not Enough Ants

Here is an original rap video produced earlier this year by the Center for Free Enterprise. CFE is putting together another video, this will even include Casey Lartigue, Jr., in it.










ENGLISH VERSION

(chorus) ba bam ba, ba bam ba, ba bam ba
More grasshoppers than ants
"Ba bam ba, ra ra ra ra ra ra ra, ba bam ba
Ba bam ba, ra ra ra ra ra ra ra, ba bam ba
Ba bam ba, ra ra ra ra ra ra ra, ba bam ba
Say 1-2-3 Go
"

Where are our jobs, that's the question of the day, but we need more people who can make their own way
Who, what, when, where, the jobs created by who, always looking for someone else to come to your rescue
Take the initiatve, create, there's no free lunch, too many handouts, country's in a credit crunch
Spending money like you’re a drunk politician, we can't get saved by political magicians

Too much debt, spending money like its free, but even the National Assembly doesn't have a money tree
Tax the rich, that's what the scholars say, but tax enough, the rich hide their money on tax day
make your money, then spend it away, soon you're left with nothing on a rainy day
you just sleep, dance, complain, just wasting your talent and brains
Too many grasshoppers, not enough ants

Enough is enough
government's debts are getting out of hand
Enough is enough
too many acting like work is banned
Enough is enough
look around, you're an adult, you're not in the womb
Enough is enough
don't expect government help 'til you're in the tomb

Check it out, Independence Gate is at So-Dae-Moon
our weakness hit our country worse than 100 typhoons
We get weak, other countries get stronger
history repeats itself, we lose our freedom
Who, what, when, where, will it happen again?
Get so weak that our country is in pain
Korea in the middle, squeezed like shrimp in the big food chain

G20, yeah, we made it, that ain't no lie
like Germany and China, so we can cope with China
Korea needs to be a powerful nation, we'll have it made
we can do it, through competition, not welfare and foreign aid
Trade, competition, yeah, oh yeah, that's the way

Enough is enough
government's debts are getting out of hand
Enough is enough
too many acting like work is banned
Enough is enough
look around, you're an adult, you're not in the womb
Enough is enough
don't expect government help 'til you're in the tomb


Too many grasshoppers, not enough ants

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Korean lyrics by Noh Hyun Tae and Kim Chung Ho
Translation and English lyrics by Eric DeokJin Song, and Casey Lartigue, Jr.

linked by Tom G. Palmer,