Herbert Grönemeyer Liedtext

Herbert Grönemeyer Hard Cash Liedtext

They saunter past, neck-tied, suited and briefcased

departure gates flooded in indecent haste

too big for their boots

they’re all too big for their boots

they’re ready and waiting, get their eyes peeled

eager to bid, to make a cheap deal

jovial figures, jovial characters.

They make the system tick, grease the palm…

everything’s on offer

they make the system tick, always got the right note

ready in their hands.

Nothing counts except

hard cash, how much do you want for that?

the world has come up for sale

hard cash, the east has been knocked out flat

capital is in full sail.

These off-the-peg jokers show no hesitation

they’re tough as nails, vanguard of the nation

feel nothing under their fat

feel nothing under their fat

greasy wads flashed before you know it

any pause for reflection would surely blow it

would blow the quick deal

blow the hard-headed deal.

Western-widesceen, quick on the draw

in unequal showdown

western-widesceen, the golden horsemen

ride into the sunset once again.

Nothing left except

hard cash, how much do you want for that?

here’s to the German Mark

hard cash, the east has been knocked out flat

capital, the school of sharks.

Time is cash, the rest is trash

morals are bogus

getting ready for the bright new world

let’s make the money our focus

no more sentiment…

Nothing left except

hard cash, how much do you want for that?

Here’s to the German Mark

hard cash, the east has been laid out cold

swallowed by the school of sharks.

Hard cash, no one can stop it now

borders are over-run

hard cash, how much is the world?

That’s how the deal is done.