Who Sang Banker Bets, Banker Wins? Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson Thick as a Brick 2 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2012-3
length: 4:28
BANKER BETS, BANKER WINS
Education, micro-managed.
MBA: a doddle mastered.
City-bound, Canary Wharf.
A cushy number, fluky b______.
Banker bets and banker wins, never missed yet, for all his sins.
Hedge funds, wraps and equities.
Lackeys, aides in fierce attendance.
Trusts and gilts, reserve currencies.
Liquid gold in safe ascendance.
Banker bets and banker wins, never missed yet, for all his sins.
Treat myself to quality time, test a porsche and snort a line, eat Hermione for lunch.
Set that glum PA a-jumping, book front-row tickets for something after we munch.
Fast-tracked futures, hard-nut traders.
Feeding frenzy, pigs a-troughing.
Fuelled by forecasts, and hot share options.
Big fat bonus in the offing.
Draconian calls for regulation
are drowned in latte with Starbucks m___in.
Mortgage melt-down: non est mea culpa.
Threatened exit, stage left, laughing....
Banker bets and banker wins, never missed yet, for all his sins.
Banker bets, cheque's in the post: not worth the ink it's written in.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 From a Pebble Thrown
  • 2 Pebbles Instrumental
  • 3 Might-have-beens
  • 4 Upper Sixth Loan Shark
  • 5 Banker Bets, Banker Wins
  • 6 Swing It Far
  • 7 Adrift and Dumfounded
  • 8 Old School Song
  • 9 Wootton Bassett Town
  • 10 Power and Spirit
  • 11 Give Till It Hurts
  • 12 Cosy Corner
  • 13 Shunt and Shuffle
  • 14 A Change of Horses
  • 15 Confessional
  • 16 Kismet in Suburbia
  • 17 What-ifs, Maybes and Might-have-beens