“Piggy-Backers Cutbacks”

By Suzanne Rosenblatt

Presented at St. Patrick’s All City Gathering at Timbuktu, March 17, 2006

They’ve power, they’ve money, yet hunger for more
Piggy-backing on those who are poor
Why do they want what they don’t even need
In a world of hungry mouths to feed?
Schools, housing, health care, head starts for the young
All need more funding, what’s being done?
Cutting back, cutting back,
Those who are down get pushed through the cracks
Cutting back, cutting back, piggy-backers’ income tax
Piggy piggy piggy backs

They’ve power, they’ve money, yet hunger for more
So much so that they’ll go to war
It’s the poor who will fight
The poor will be killed
The rich get the spoils
The poor will be billed.

Earth was here before humanity
The forests the beaches the fish the sea
The diamonds the gold the soil
The oil the goddamned oil
Why in the world should a privileged few
Think all these resources are their due?
Cutting back, cutting back,
Those who are down get pushed through the cracks
Cutting back, cutting back piggy-backers’ income tax
Piggy piggy piggy backs

Their rule is not golden, they’ll torture, they’ll kill
They’ll imprison those who won’t bow to their will
They can’t seem to feel, never learned how
They’re stealing our future, their time’s only NOW
They live in a world, constructed on lies
Don’t love their neighbors, they only despise.
Power on the outside, inside a gaping hole
They can’t ever fill, for what’s missing is the soul.

Last edited by TeganDowling. Based on work by Olde Godsile.  Page last modified on January 22, 2007

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