YMCA/HSBC

HSBC


A spoof of Y.M.C.A . as performed by The Village People rewritten for the HSBC scandal.  Various members of the House
of Lords were found implicated in this tax evasion scheme which involved "vanilla" accounts and participants 
receiving "bricks" of cash payments. Funny how often Panama crops up, too!


Verse 1:

Rich man, are you under attack?
I said, rich man, are you still paying tax?
I said, rich man, they want the shirt from your back?
There's no need to be unhappy..

Rich man, there's a bank that we know
I said, rich man,  they look after our dough
I said, rich man, I said nobody  knows
How much  we keep stashed there

That's why we  bank at the H.S.B.C.
That's why we  bank at the H.S.B.C.

Keep it safe from the taxman and don't miss a trick
You can have all your cash in a brick

Come on and  bank at the H.S.B.C.
Come on and  bank at the H.S.B.C.

You can send it offshore in our Panama scheme
You can do it just like Lord Green

Verse 2:

Rich man, we know tax is a killer
I said, rich man, our lolly's safe in their chiller
I said rich man, ever'y flavour's vanilla?
There's no need to  Fink about it

Rich man, don't do it all by yourself
I said Rich man, you can hang onto your wealth
Just go there, to the HSBC
They'll show you how to be tax-free

That's why we  bank at the H.S.B.C.
That's why we  bank at the H.S.B.C.

Keep it safe from the taxman and don't miss a trick
You can have all your cash in a brick!

Come on and  bank at the H.S.B.C.
Come on and  bank at the H.S.B.C.

You can send it offshore in our Panama scheme
You can do it just like Lord Green

[Instrumental Bridge- 8 bars]

Verse 3:
At this point Annie sits at table as MP Margaret Hodge, and Les takes seat opposite as Lord Green 

[Hodge:] Lord Green, you were their C.E.O
I said, Lord Green, you're telling us you don't know
I said, Lord Green, what went on in your bank?
Has your mind gone a complete blank?

[Lord Green:]
Ms Hodge, I am shocked and surpised
I said, Ms Hodge, you have opened my eyes
I said Ms Hodge, I did not understand
That we had a branch in Switzerland


(You/We) defrauded the HMRC
Yes (You/We) defrauded the HMRC

Keep it safe from the taxman and don't miss a trick
You can have all your cash in a brick

(You/We) defrauded the HMRC
Yes (You/We) defrauded the HMRC

You can send it offshore in our Panama scheme
You can do it just like Lord Green

Verse 4: 
[Green:]
Taxman, no use looking for blame
I said , Taxman, it's all part of the game
I said , Taxman, at heart we're all just the same
We are all in this together

[All: ]
Taxman, You know we'll never be caught
I said , Taxman, tax evasion's just sport
I said , Taxman, stick to benefit fraud
You know the poor just  can't fight back

That's why we bank at the HSBC
That's why we bank at the HSBC

We know that our cash is as safe as can be 
From our friends at the HMRC

That's why we bank at the HSBC
That's why we bank at the HSBC

We know that our cash is as safe as can be 
When we bank with our friends at the H-SBC

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