Substitutions are essential,
You can't stand a rat, so you settle with a mouse
You can't own a shark, so you get a fish,
You can't own the city, so you own a house
You can't own a platter so you get a dish.
You can't buy a size 6, so you get a belt,
You can't get a diamond, so you get some glass
You can't tell the truth, so say something heart-felt,
You can't have manners, so you fake having class
You can't show your tears, so you will just have to smile,
You can't condone violence, so sarcasm will have to do
You can't take it right now, you will have to wait a while,
I will have to settle for nothing, If I can't have you.