Raging Grannies: Get Your Song on for Tax Day!

The following lyrics were submited by Pat Birnie of the Tucson Branch. She regrets not knowing the author of these lyrics. If you know who we should attribute this song to, please email us.

I’VE ALWAYS PAID MY TAXES (G)

(Tune: "Yellow Rose of Texas")

I’ve always paid my taxes,

I paid them right on time,

I never even cheated - I coughed up every dime.

But now I know my money goes

Straight over to Iraq

For bombs and tanks and missiles

And I WANT MY MONEY BACK!

I used to think my taxes went

For things that made us great -

Like foreign aid and health care

And the grand affairs of state.

But now I know they’re spending it

To kill folks I don’t hate,

Including our own soldiers

Who deserve a better fate!

When I pay this years’ taxes

I’m gonna hold some back

And tell the IRS the truth just to explain the lack.

It may not save my skin ‘cause

They’re not known for cutting slack

But I’ll feel good because I’m on

A true and righteous track.

But, if I don’t pay my taxes

The IRS might come and take my house and car away

And I’d become a bum

I fret and moan and lie awake and wonder what to do -

It seems like what we have here, folks,

Is a Catch-22.

So, if you’ve paid your taxes

And paid them every time,

You’ve never even cheated,

You coughed up every dime -

Just think where all your money goes: right over to Iraq!

To kill folks just like you and me -

DEMAND YOUR MONEY BACK!

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