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GOVERNMENT (Mike Borok)

Government gives my money to the wealthy
Government gives my money to the poor
Government gives my money to the Air Force and the Army
So we'll never have to fight another war
Government has to fight against corruption
Government has to fight against crime
Government has to fight for all the things it thinks are right
But you can't please all the people all the time

Nobody stands up for the government
No one appreciates it
And sometimes I feel sorry for the government
But I wonder who will protect me

Government likes to generate statistics
Government tries to analyse trends
Governments change direction when it's time for an election
And then suddenly they want to be your friend
Government has to get along with allies
Government has committments overseas
Government tends to get involved in problems it can never solve
And always has to say that it wants peace

Nobody stands up for the government
No one appreciates the government
And sometimes I feel sorry for the government
But I wonder who will protect me from the government

Ask the right questions, it tells you no lies
It's got the best men that money can buy
And it shakes your hand and writes reports that nobody can deny
Or verify

Government likes to exercise its muscle
Government likes to lay down the law
Government likes to regulate, investigate, evaluate
Take a break, and then debate some more
Government looks for men who have charisma
Government likes a positive attitude
Government always likes a man who's on its side and understands
That it's only watching out for his own good

(repeat chorus)

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released May 17, 2021

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New Middle Class New York

New Middle Class is Barbara Borok (lead vocal) and Mike Borok (guitar/vocal). Their many songwriter awards include Grand Prize in the 2003 MTL Songwriting Contest at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and, most recently, finalist in the 2019 S. Florida FolkFest Songwriting Contest. They sing about relationships and current events gone awry, the origin of the universe, and desserts. ... more

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