Something for nothing
Getting something for nothing
Seems like a pretty good deal,
If perhaps a touch unreal.
The moment when you break the bank,
With no one else but you to thank.
Getting something for something
Puts you on a level pitch.
You swap a bit of that for this,
The balance, in the end, of which
Depends how much the something is.
But getting nothing for something
Is a mug’s game, a lottery
Which nobody can win;
And, sad to say, for most of us,
This is the game we’re in.