This song is a collaboration between Matt Vermillion & Chip Murray. Matt sent me this old poem and asked me to put it to music...The moral of the story? Some things NEVER change!

©2012 Matt Vermillion and Chip Murray
Ode to the Welfare State
(Democratic Dialogue)

Father, must I go to work?
No, my lucky son.
We’re living now on Easy Street
On dough from Washington.

We’ve left it up to Uncle Sam,
So don’t get exercised.
Nobody has to give a damn—
We’ve all been subsidized.

Harmonica

But if Sam treats us all so well
And feeds us milk and honey,
Please, daddy, tell me what the hell
He’s going to use for money.

Don’t worry, bub, there’s not a hitch
In this here noble plan—
He simply soaks the filthy rich
And helps the common man.

We’ve all been here before my friends,
We’ve all been here before
We’ve all been here before my friends,
And it looks…like we’ll be…forever more!

Harmonica

But, father, won’t there come a time
When they run out of cash
And we have left them not a dime
When things will go to smash?

Obama’s in the White House now
You better grab your honey.
God and Guns are all we need,
Let’s let them take the money…

We’ve all been here before my friends,
We’ve all been here before
We’ve all been here before my friends,
And it looks…like we’ll be…forever more!
(This poem read into 1949 Congressional Record by Clarence J. Brown (R-Ohio)) All Rights Reserved

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Brigade
Comment by Chip Murray on August 27, 2013 at 11:28am

Thanks Sally! 

Comment by Sally Slaughter on August 27, 2013 at 10:13am

Some things never change is RIGHT - love this!


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Comment by Lisa Mei Norton on March 11, 2012 at 5:13pm

LOL...yeah I say "pretty please" when I really want something...snicker...

Thanks for posting the lyrics Chip and Drew! ;)  Gonna mash play again...shhhh....


Czar
Comment by BigDawg Music Mafia on March 11, 2012 at 4:38pm

 I just set it up for ya Chip...thanks for posting them :)


Brigade
Comment by Chip Murray on March 11, 2012 at 4:33pm

Thanks Drew...I put the lyrics here in comments because I couldn't figure out where else to put them.


Czar
Comment by BigDawg Music Mafia on March 11, 2012 at 4:30pm

OK shhhhhh Lisa    I'm listening again.... with lyrics this time   :) 


Czar
Comment by BigDawg Music Mafia on March 11, 2012 at 4:29pm

OH Lisa said pretty please hahah aint that sweet HEHEHEH lol  ;p


Czar
Comment by BigDawg Music Mafia on March 11, 2012 at 4:28pm

 WELL damn I did not see the other comments hahah  Y'all are fast.... that will teach me to  listen to the  song twice before commenting HAHAHA


Czar
Comment by BigDawg Music Mafia on March 11, 2012 at 4:25pm

    So cool you did this Chip... thanks for posting it!    Diggin the strumming.... this is too good!

 KUDOS to you  Matt great  find and lyrics tweak! ...YES indeed WELL DONE!!!
Anyway can we get some lyrics tossed up?

... I'm a lyrics freak  


Brigade
Comment by Chip Murray on March 11, 2012 at 4:24pm

Ode to the Welfare State (Democratic Dialogue)

 

Father, must I go to work?

No, my lucky son.

We’re living now on Easy Street

On dough from Washington.

 

We’ve left it up to Uncle Sam,

So don’t get exercised.

Nobody has to give a damn—

We’ve all been subsidized.

 

 Harmonica

 

But if Sam treats us all so well

And feeds us milk and honey,

Please, daddy, tell me what the hell

He’s going to use for money.

 

Don’t worry, bub, there’s not a hitch

In this here noble plan—

He simply soaks the filthy rich

And helps the common man.

 

We’ve all been here before my friends,

We’ve all been here before

We’ve all been here before my friends,

And it looks…like we’ll be…forever more!

 

Harmonica

 

But, father, won’t there come a time

When they run out of cash

And we have left them not a dime

When things will go to smash?

 

Obama’s in the White House now

You better grab your honey.

God and Guns are all we need,

Let’s let them take the money…

 

We’ve all been here before my friends,

We’ve all been here before

We’ve all been here before my friends,

And it looks…like we’ll be…forever more!

(This poem read into 1949 Congressional Record by Clarence J. Brown (R-Ohio))

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