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Big Wicked
Better be big wicked -
small wicked gets caught,
big wicked's a billion
small wicked's nought,

big wicked chews up a city
small wicked daubs on a wall,
big wicked gets portrait and statue
small wicked ends up in court,

big wicked has a bomb-proof Mercedes
small wicked TWOCs, *
big wicked steals a country
small wicked steals from shops,

better be big wicked
with bodyguards at your gate,
better not be small wicked
grassed-up by your mates.

*Taking Without Owner's Consent = stealing cars

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