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See below, Michael Alan Ross' original humorous, satirical, political song lyrics,

Please keep us wealthy!


considering the 8th Commandment,
Don't steal!




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The original humorous, satirical song lyrics,

Please keep us wealthy!


From the New


The Ten Commandments Guidebook




Spiritual and practical ways to self-struggle with
our Ten Commandments





Copyright © Michael Alan Ross, 2004-2015.
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Michael A. Ross, a post-denominational, American Jew, and author of the newly published, The Ten Commandments Guidebook elucidates both spiritual, practical, and fun ways to self-struggle with our Ten Commandments. Mr. Ross uses his creative poetry, prose, and lyrics to construct modern midrashim and piyyutim, prosaic and poetic commentaries. Rabbi Ellen Pildis, a post-denominational rabbi, offers praise of his text on the book's back cover. In re-visiting The Ten Commandments , Mr. Ross finds meaningful and unusual ways to sing about, to wax poetic, to constructively criticize, and to praise in light of our Commandments. Mr. Ross also is author of BostonWalks' The Jewish Friendship Trail Guidebook - 6 Self-guided Jewish History Walk Tours of Downtown Boston. His writings are drawn from a lifetime of Jewish American experiences.
Here is an example, his original, humorous, satirical song lyrics, Please keep us wealthy!, considers the 8th Commandment in the following verses:





Please keep us wealthy!


© Michael Alan Ross 2004-2015. All rights reserved.


(Suggestion: Sing to the melody of Battle Hymn of the Republic)



On TV, Iím watching re-runs of those shows from good old days,
Bible-thumping, old-boy-network, nasty-naughty-knaves,
Teaching me to follow all their 10 commandment ways.
Doubt not what they say.


They admonish, loud and clear, that they will never steal,
Ardently, professing Ďbout its wonderful appeal,
Except for stealing where the goalís the Presidential seal.
Doubt not what they say.


(chorus)
God, oh God, please keep us wealthy,
Lots of money makes us healthy.
Itís better to make money than to give a damn.
Hurray for Uncle Sam!


Exercise your worship of the one almighty God,
When you pray, your Godís beside you with his staff and rod,
Letís fund faith-based-programs, we know God will give his nod.
Doubt not what they say.


You must love your parents and the size of their estate,
Disrespecting marks you as a horrible ingrate.
Thank mom, dad, and money, thank them for your blessíd fate.
Doubt not what they say.


(chorus)
God, oh God, please keep us wealthy,
Lots of money makes us healthy.
Itís better to make money than to give a damn.
Hurray for Uncle Sam!


New missiles, they are needed for the sake of our defense,
For weapons great for business, we should never spare expense.
That the world should fear America makes lots and lots of sense.
Doubt not what they say.


Abortions are taboo like labor strikes and minimum wage,
Unnecessary vestiges of other day and age.
Deny their value based upon the same cold money gauge.
Doubt not what they say.


(chorus)
God, oh God, please keep us wealthy,
Lots of money makes us healthy.
Itís better to make money than to give a damn.
Hurray for Uncle Sam!


Business works much better minus rules and regulation,
Trees turn into paper faster absent limitation.
Buyers must beware, caveat emptorís restoration.
Doubt not what they say.


Energy source means excavate for oil and for coal,
West Virginia and Alaska each one giant hole.
Harming lands okay to reach the old-boy-networkís goal.
Doubt not what they say.


(chorus)
God, oh God, please keep us wealthy,
Lots of money makes us healthy.
Itís better to make money than to give a damn.
Hurray for Uncle Sam!







Midrashim and Piyyutim!


Mr. Ross' poetry about the Ten Commandments, his prosaic warm memories of family life, and his lyrical voicing of social concerns can be called by the Hebrew words piyyutim and midrashim, poems and commentaries, which offer uplifting, spiritual and, sometimes, simply appreciative or challenging interpretations. In addition, Mr. Ross offers many suggestions for the reader to consider in struggling with the Ten Commandments, making this Guidebook a fine teaching tool, usable not only for its inspirational reading but also for its suggestions of good deeds.
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