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Lester atlas, a crude, very rich corporate raider, traps norman in the caribbean dream by offering to buy the hotel for him, and then welshing on the deal when norman can no long back out. he isSpicable but somehow lovable rogue, who in his own mind is a magnanimous, misunderstood benefactor of humanity. what other people call corporate raiding, he explains, telling the truth in busineTters. why jimmy decided to give him a song with a tango rhythm and a klezmer trill I don’t know, but it works.I’m just an old truth tellerI’m your candid friendI’m not some daydream sellerI do not pretendI’ve a sense of survivalAnd screwing my rivalsThat’s labeled me crossed and uncouthBut I can’t help it I just tell the truthHe can’t help it, he just tells the truthI’m just an old truth tellerBrutally directI see it eye for eyeI’m rarely incorrectWhy call me a sharp traderA corporate raiderI’m a role model for today’s youthIt’s so simple, I just tell the truthHe can’t help it, he just tells the truthBridge:Why was I born to be right all the timeIn deal after deal after dealFoiling those sharks that are circling my penthouseHoping to make a mealNo good deed goes unpunishedNothing goes as planedMy ingrate family left meI don’t understandWhere’s your wife? In alaskaAny sons? In nebraskaAnd my daughter milks cows in duluthI can’t help it, I just tell the truthOhh he can’t help it, he just sells itHe can’t help, he just tells itI can’t help, I just tell the truth

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