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Play Monopoly

So long ago now you don't remember

when you rolled the dice for the first time ever.

Not much older than a baby

when you learned the game that you are playing.

You learned that chance was not always your friend.

Sometimes you got some help from the community chest.

At first you played for fun, it was a toy

now you've got to play Monopoly, you don't have any choice.

The electric company charge gets higher

and you'll pay more if you're a railroad rider

and it's getting harder and harder

to pay the rent down at Marvin Gardens

and no matter how long you play the game

your salary still seems to stay the same.

Some of these bills you can't avoid,

but you've got to play Monopoly, you don't have any choice.

The sports car player can afford to stop

and take a walk on the boardwalk

or sell some stock to start paying

to make a move over to Park Place

and Mr. Top Hat, as you can see

has a card to get out of jail free.

These are privileges you don't enjoy

but you've got to play Monopoly, you don't have any choice.

You didn't quit, you kept on playing

though you had less money for each time shaking

and if the bank makes an error

you can bet it won't be in your favor.

You had to take a mortgage or two

and if you can't pay them off, what do you do?

You're losing property, getting destroyed

but you've got to play Monopoly, you don't have any choice.

Rough cut video posted to YouTube 1/2/11. Click here to watch the video.

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