Sometimes I just have to admit it. Things are happening and I don’t get it. What the hell is going on here? Is an explanation from anyone near? It makes a kind of sense, if you squint But soon it caroms off on another bent. I mean, it’s all in my native language, true, But so much of it feels like visiting a zoo.
My life can turn into a monkey house And without a decent kind of warning And suddenly I’m dealing with issues That weren’t there in the morning. Some batch of politicians on the right Are busily trying to steal my serenity And maybe even trying to imprison me And at least take away my dignity.
They say they are doing all of this In the name of holy Jesus Christ But it still works as a ripping off, And an indecent but legal heist. I may not be an attorney myself But I was also not born last Tuesday. These rotten scalawags in suits Are trying to take my rights away.
It makes a kind of sense, if you squint But soon it caroms off on another bent. I mean, it’s all in my native language, true, But so much of it feels like visiting a zoo.
It always amazes me that these jerks Somehow manage to sleep at night Because it’s plain enough to see That what they do really isn’t right. For example, for two hundred years It was legal here to own negroes. But that it was an sickening atrocity Was as plain as their white nose.
But they held cotillions and soirees And treated slaves like breeding stock And sold off the black babies which Seemed to happen around the clock Because it made sense to these Christians To ignore everything that Jesus said And treat these people barbarically From their birth until they were dead.
Sometimes I just have to admit it. Things are happening and I don’t get it. What the hell is going on here? Is an explanation from anyone near?
There are plenty of modern references Like treating immigrants as villains When every white person in the USA Were immigrants, most of them willing. But rich people here are so upset That these people are not the right kind And that gives the rich white people An excuse for them to be rude and unkind.
I could go on and on with this complaint For pages and chapters without end. I’m still waiting for someone to tell me “Enough! We conservatives agree and say 'When!'”