We’ve always paid our taxes,
We’ve paid them right on time.
We never, ever cheated;
We coughed up every dime.
But we’re sick of always paying for these
Endless, bloody wars
Especially when the payment comes
From the pockets of the poor.
We don’t mind paying taxes
When they pay for things we need
Like schools and jobs and health care
And other worthy deeds.
But when we know our dollars go
To bailouts, bombs and guns
We’ll tell you true, it makes us blue
To see what they have done.
Those greedy corporations
Find loopholes by the score;
They hardly pay a single dime,
While we pay more and more.
Republicans say, “That’s okay,
‘Cause biz’ness needs a break,
So let them be, they ride for free.”
Now don’t that take the cake?
When Uncle Sam gets our tax dollars
We hope that he will heed
These Grannies when we say that they should
Pay for things we need.
We don’t need war and killing,
Or drilling off our shores.
Oh, my! Good grief! We’d get relief
If we stopped these God-damned wars!