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!