Folk song: “Big Ol Fedral Government”


Lyrics:

One evening as the market closed and the Dow Jones was diving
Down the Street came a banker hiking and he said boys I’m not thriving
I’m headin for a land down south with a very tall white monument
So come with me we’ll go and see the Big Ol Fedral Government

In the Big Ol Fedral Government there’s a place that’s rich and bright
Where the handouts grow with earmarks and ya sleep sound every night
Where a crisis is never wasted and both parties make their hay
On the left and the right the scumbags fight
Where the lobbyists spring for whatever they need
In the Big Ol Fedral Government

In the Big Ol Fedral Government the SEC is blind as bats
And the cash cow keeps producin like rabbits out of hats
The president makes good speeches and the press corps plays along
Oh, I’m bound to go where theres lots of dough
Where reality dont show and the congressmen blow
In the Big Ol Fedral Government

In the Big Ol Fedral Government they dont always pay their tax
Cuz our ever growing tax code for them is too complex
The reglar folks have to scrimp and scrape and do long overtime
If there’s a war or two and a will to screw
You can raise their taxes til they all turn blue
In the Big Ol Fedral Government

In the Big Ol Fedral Government a budgets made for fun
And you can get a pile of money then come back for a bigger sum
There ain’t no energy policy, no oversight that sticks
I’m a goin to stay where you talk all day
Where they hung the jerk that invented work
In the Big Ol Fedral Government

What’s this high level wit and sarcasm doing in a hokey mountain folk song?

1 Comment
  1. I really like it.
    starting of this song is very good ‘One evening as the market closed and the Dow Jones was diving
    Down the Street came a banker hiking and he said boys I’m not thriving
    I’m headin for a land down south with a very tall white monument
    So come with me we’ll go and see the Big Ol Fedral Government’.

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