Fixing America In 500 Words Or Less


Chapter 10

ALL WE CAN DO IS PRAY
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       Well, it’s hard to move on down the road when you can’t afford the gas
       An' to stay alive with the governor’s boot stuck way up your ass
       At the risin’ cost of gettin’ by we cry out in dismay
       An’ while we die from health cuts all Tennessee can do is pray

             When it comes to healthcare all we can do is pray
             An' they're tryin’ to raise taxes where it hurts the most to pay
             If you don’t believe in miracles, you better start today
             ‘Cause when it comes to healthcare all we can do is pray

       Life here in the Volunteer State used to be mighty good
       Workin’ just forty hours, there was plenty for rent an’ food
       But right to life succumbed to No Medicine Bredesen
       Now we’re all wonderin’ where’s Bill Frist when we need him

       In Florida's right-to-life twist to save a dead woman’s life
       Bill sliced and diced the Supreme Court with his surgeon's knife
       But while folks die in his own state Frist looks the other way
       An' with healthcare comatose all Tennessee can do is pray

             When it comes to healthcare all we can do is pray
             They're tryin’ to raise taxes where it hurts the most to pay
             If you don’t believe in miracles, you better start today
             'Cause, when it comes to healthcare all we can do is pray

       Now if you’re down on your luck, better find a four-leaf clover
       ‘Cause even though our backs are broken, they keep askin’ us to bend
             over

             Yeah, when it comes to healthcare, Americans better pray
             Congress keeps on screwin’ us even without Tom DeLay
             They’re tryin’ to gut state aid and take Medicare away
             Yeah, when it comes to healthcare all we can do is pray

             An’ we’ll likely all be dead before Bill Frist saves the day
             Yeah, when it comes to healthcare, all we can do is pra-a-a-a-y *



     * Inspired by Mass Murderers in High Places.





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