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Mr. President

from This Random Life by Stacy Swinford

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This song took me 18 years to write....well actually I started it 18 years ago and then picked it back up again later to finish it for a song contest. I have to have 1 political song on a folk album so this is it.


I could take a little time
and save a little money
buy myself a house up on a hill
that would be just fine
and I could do it pretty easy
if uncle Sam didn’t have his hands in the deal

I’ve been spending all my time
working to support you
in your big white house up on a hill
you make me a promise
but I’ve stopped believing
that you even give a damn about how I feel

Mr President wont you listen to me
cuz I’ve got something to say
I’ve worked real hard to make this dollar
that you’re gonna take away
you keep talking bout a deficit
well I’ve got a debt of my own
I’ve got bills to pay
and mouths to feed
waiting for me at home

Now I think its time sir
that I remind you
just who it is you are working for
you do right by America
cuz we’re the ones that hired you
and we’re not gonna take it anymore


my daddy worked hard all of his life
to take care of his kids and wife
now where can he turn to
when he is in need
when the government makes a cut
the working man bleeds......


from This Random Life, released November 27, 2010


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Stacy Swinford Reno, Nevada

Stacy is an Americana singer/songwriter from Reno NV

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