The wealth of nations can't exist
Without the gift of usury
The enemies of life resist
The timeful gift of usury
The most important things in life hold interest --
Without it we just flit about, no hold
On our attention made to last.
Oh, look! A shiny coin! A bubble!
We risk too much without an interest --
Without it we grow much too bold,
There's only present, without future, past.
We need the gift of usury.
I have ideas, but not the cash.
He has ideas, but not the dough.
We understand you have a stash --
Each of us want to have it, though.
I'll take it and I'll pay you back
The same amount that you gave me.
You say that he'll add to your stack,
So why should you give it for free?
I'll pay you more; he'll pay you more --
And on and on and on it goes.
He's reaches the end, you've shut the door
And now toward me the money flows.
He wouldn't take the risk that I
Would take, he lacked the confidence
To buy the time to even try,
But I bought it at mere percents.
And my return is greater than
The loan, and wealth has slowly grown
Because his loan made maybe can
Instead of lying like a stone.
I had the gift of usury.
Complex new orders come about
When energy is borrowed from
The universe, paid back in entropy.
And thus no life can come about
Without the interest of the world --
No growth without the gift of usury.
The enemies of life despise
Those with the gift of usury.
Destruction is the only prize
Without the gift of usury.