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Northern Rock (is going to help me) (2007)

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On 13th September 2007, Northern Rock, a British Bank experienced a credit crisis and asked the Bank of England for emergency funds. Next day their branches had massive queues as many customers panicked and withdrew their funds. The Govt stepped in and promised that no one would lose any money.

With apologies to XTC whose song Sgt Rock (is going to help me) has been sequestrated, given a good beating and reworked as this:

I'm investing, bit of a stash
need assisting, depositing cash
saw the experts, coated with honey
they couldn't refuse taking my money

If I could only be good like them
then I could have
my own, small, interest earning deposit scheme

Northern Rock was going to help me
make the cash mine
kept me stood in line
Northern Rock was going to help me
make the cash mine
kept me stood in line
make the cash mine, told me it was fine

I'm now panicking, no cash to see
Bank staff are foreign, and strange to me
got to queue now, reclaim my stuff
no calmness here, when things get rough

Sometimes deposits don't go as planned
some banks, can make themselves so cold
a no-mans land.

 

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