In which the once mighty U.S. dollar unexpectedly regains its super-strength.
The Comeback of the Dollar
The euro and the dollar have been scuffling for years.
The euro has been winning while the dollar’s been in tears.
Considered such a weakling that it dropped beneath Laos’ kip,
The buck was scorned as worth much less than Venezuelan scrip.
Financial experts everywhere said dollars were declining
At such a rate that there could never be a silver lining.
The Chinese bought Manhattan with some scrappy yuan bills,
And started building mansions in New Hampshire’s rolling hills.
They waited ‘til the Forex market stumbled and got queasy.
And then they beat the snot out of the euro and the yen,
So now the dollar’s greenback gold, and no one’s saying “When!”
So grab your dollar bills and wave them with your head held high.
There’s nothing in the whole wide world that you now cannot buy.
Go to Rome or Bucharest and let the natives freshen
Up your sloe gin fizz until our next surprise recession.
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