TOM LEHRER


Selling Out Lyrics

Selling Out (?)
Selling out
is easy to do.
It's not so hard
to find a buyer for you.
When money talks,
you're under its spell.
Ah, but whaddya have when there's nothing left to sell?

Selling out (I'd rather call it compromise)
is easy to do (sometimes you have to close your eyes).
It's not so hard (being rich is no disgrace)
to find a buyer for you (put on your shoes and join the
race).
When money talks (it has a very soothing voice)
you're under its spell (it's up to you to make the
choice).
Ah, but whaddya have when there's nothing left to sell?
(Before you know it there'll be nothing left to sell.)
[Last two lines come simultaneously]

You can't always break the rules.
People who try are fools.
When you get older, maybe then you will see.
I've always found ideals
don't take the place of meals.
And that's how it is and how it will always be.

It's so nice to have integrity,
I'll tell you why.
If you really have integrity,
it means your price is very high.
So remember when you start to preach and moralize,
that we all are in the game, and brother its name is
compromise.

[Repeat all verses simultaneously]

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