Magazine article The Nation

The Ballad of the Skeletons

Magazine article The Nation

The Ballad of the Skeletons

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Said the Presidential skeleton I won't sign the bill Said the Speaker skeleton Yes you will

Said the Representative skeleton I object Said the Supreme Court skeleton Whaddya expect

Said the Military skeleton Buy Star Bombs Said the Upperclass skeleton Starve unmarried moms

Said the Yahoo skeleton Stop dirty art Said the Right Wing skeleton Forget about yr heart

Said the Gnostic skeleton The Human Form's divine Said the Moral Majority skeleton No it's not it's mine

Said the Buddha skeleton Compassion is wealth Said the Corporate skeleton It's bad for your health

Said the Old Christ skeleton Care for the Poor Said the Son of God skeleton AIDS needs cure

Said the Homophobe skeleton Gay folk suck Said the Heritage Policy skeleton Blacks're outta luck

Said the Macho skeleton Women in their place Said the Fundamentalist skeleton Increase human race

Said the Right-to-Life skeleton Foetus has a soul Said Pro-Choice skeleton Shove it up your hole

Said the Downsized skeleton Robots got my job Said the Tough-on-Crime skeleton Tear-gas the mob

Said the Governor skeleton Cut school lunch Said the Mayor skeleton Eat the budget crunch

Said the Neo-Conservative skeleton Homeless off the street! Said the Free Market skeleton Use 'em up for meat

Said the Think Tank skeleton Free Market's the way Said the S&L skeleton Make the State pay

Said the Chrysler skeleton Pay for you & me Said the Nuke Power skeleton & me & me & me

Said the Ecologic skeleton Keep Skies blue Said the Multinational skeleton What's it worth to you? …

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