"I've balanced the household bills,
Employing austerity's bitter pill.
From the roof I've sold the slates,
And from the kitchen, all of the plates.
The coats no longer hang in the hall,
There's no more pictures on the wall,
The light-bulbs are gone, the cupboards are bare,
There's no window-glass nor rail on the stair.
I sold the telly and pawned the phone.
The kids are starved to bags of bone.
The house ain't fit to live in now,
But what really matters; I've kept my vow.
To do what I promised I did what it took—
By George, I've balanced the books."
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