Kids in Suits

Looking out the capitol’s window.
Down below the protestors go crowding by.
I sit here doors closed and I wonder why.

Friday night and everyone’s moving.
I can feel the heat but it’s soothing.
Heading down, I search for the beat in this dirty town.

To City Hall everyone is going.
The National Mall everyone is moving.

We’re the kids in suits that walk these halls.
We’re the kids in suits that run this place.
Everybody lives for the next-legislation.

Bright lights the vote is coming closer.
Look boy, don’t check Google or C-Span, not another glance.
I’m not leaving now, honey not a chance.

People, give me their problems.
Darn term limits, I ran out of time.
You know lobbyists are rude, your opposition lies.

Kind hearts don’t make a new story.
Kind hearts don’t grab any glory.

We’re the kids in suits that watch the polls.
We’re the kids in suits that make the rules.
Everybody lives for the next vote-be-called.

Redistrict, honey that’s better.
Got to get a brand new constituency.
Feeling right.
Oh don’t try to stop this.
Vote for me.

Outside a new day is dawning.
Outside Suburbia’s sprawling everywhere.
I must meet them all today.
New York to East California.
There’s a new wave coming I warn you.

We’re the kids in suits that walk these halls.
We’re the kids in suits that run this place.
Everybody lives for the next-legislation.

We’re the kids
We’re the kids
We’re the kids in suits

modified lyrics to Kids in America *grin*
Healthcare Bill passed today.  Representation at work, hmm?

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One thought on “Kids in Suits

  1. Not bad. Better than most people on preserving rhymes and prosody.

    There I trace
    a hesitant, wavering outline
    of myself
    now and again thrusting boldly
    now and then standing coldly
    pushing against an imagined boulder
    stretching out that I don’t moulder
    to grow.
    There I trace
    Not to define myself—I know that—
    but to change.

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