Berny’s Saga

Here’s a song I wrote awhile ago about Bernard Madoff.

These dudes are in it too.

BERNY’S SAGA
Lyrics Jason Hart
Music Ok Kyun Kang

CHARACTERS

LAWYER The prosecuting attorney
J. EZRA MERKIN, People who had their money stolen by Madoff in his scams
KEVIN BACON,
KYRA SEDGEWICK

SETTING

A court room. Bernard Madoff is being tried for fraud. A painting of Charles Ponzi hangs on one wall.

LAWYER
Young berny had a lemonade stand
Sold it by the pint and made a grand
People all said berny’s was the best bargain brand
What they didn’t know was that the sugar was sand

CHORUS
Oh Berny Berny
Earny Earny Earny’d way too much
Oh madoff
Made off with our money, pride and such
Oh Ponzi
We built a pyramid here for you
Oh Suckers

LAWYER
You say jump and they’re a kangaroo

CHORUS

We trust the rich too much

LAWYER
In college Berny had perfect A’s
Got his professors’ respect and praise
Sometimes though his papers were signed with Jose’s
Seems he’d hired immigrants to write his essays

CHORUS
Oh Berny Berny
Learny learny learn’d to make us fools
Oh Madoff
Mailed off all his cash gold and jewels
Oh Ponzi
We dug ourselves such a big money pit
Oh Suckers

KYRA SEDGEWICK & KEVIN BACON
Tell ‘us we’ll be rich and we’ll eat shit

CHORUS
We trust the rich too much

LAWYER
When Berny formed his first company
He invested cash for the bourgeoisie
Profits dropped like ripe fruit from a papaya tree
But funds came secretly from a bank robbery

CHORUS
Oh Berny Berny
Burndy Burndy Burned to be fat rich
Oh Madoff
Marked off next to our names: “Bitch”
Oh Scammers,
You’ll get our money any way you can
Oh Suckers,

J. EZRA MERKIN
They say you can’t scam an honest man

CHORUS
We trust the rich too much

LAWYER
Berny was the bearer of great trust
Juggled his bubbles with upward thrust
But the stock market crashed and all his balls went bust
That’s when the gold was revealed to be pyrite dust

CHORUS
We trust the richy richy richy way too too much

Original model for the Millenium Falcon

LAWYER
If a well-heeled savior
Says he can make you some dough
Do yourself a favor
And just say no!

CHORUS
Oh oh, just say no
Oh oh, just say no
If you savor the flavor of your dough
Do yourself a favor and just say no

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