Can you believe it? All ya gotta do is just get the magic ticket. You start by getting an education. You meet the right woman and fall in love. You have a couple of great sons and ouila......you get rich. You go to synagogue. You have celebrity friends. You rub shoulders with presidents. You have billionaires begging you to keep their money for them. You even manage to make 20% during horrific down years in the market. You really have made it. What could possibly go wrong? Its Amerika and anyone can get rich and live the good life, right??
Just one lil' problem. You forgot to pay. You know what I mean. You gotta pay the vig. You gotta pay the boyz and the boyz know what you're doin'. They know you're griftin' the man. Protection is not a game and if you don't have it, then you're gonna pay. Greed is a funny emotion. It seems like you would think a few billion would be enough, but there are homes in the Hamptons. There's that nice art work. There's the Manhattan penthouse. Your wife has to have the weekly $1200 hair appointment. Your boys are starting families and need a stake. You know it takes money to keep your reputation up. You forgot to pay the vig. You know very well who the vig goes to don't you, but you got greedy.
Greed and then you've got vanity now on top of it and a fatal brew begins. You need some really big investors for your game and you bring in some tough players out of Bear country. That was a mistake wasn't it. Now your world changes. Your beautiful boys. Your beautiful wife. Your two best friends. Was it worth it? Was the money, the fame, the vanity ...........was it really worth it? What would you give for one more minute with your boys? You can't buy it with money can you? You just can't buy that time.