Zero sum game

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Shall we slice the cake between between us?
Shall we battle for our turn?
Shall we turn up the CD
While we watch the city burn?

And play the zero sum game everybody
My gain is a loss for somebody
Carry on, carry on , carry on
And if that is what you want
Turn on each other when you go to the wall
Divided you stand so discarded you fall
Well if that is the God that you serve
You get what you deserve

Advertise a better future
Advertise for better health
You just adjust the image
And watch reality take care of itself

And play the zero sum game everybody
My gain is a loss for somebody
Carry on, carry on , carry on
And if that is what you want
Turn on each other when you go to the wall
Divided you stand so discarded you fall
Well if that is the God that you serve
You get what you deserve

Is greed a law of nature?
Is it magic or divine?
Will selfishness become good
Like water into wine?
Do you believe in progress
For better or for worse?
Will the bubble keep expanding
Or will it burst?

And play the zero sum game everybody
My gain is a loss for somebody
Carry on, carry on , carry on
And if that is what you want
Are you Pavlov’s dogs, are you Skinner’s pigeon too?
Will you jump for each crumb that they offer to you?
Well if that is the God that you serve
You get what you deserve.