Another War

Lyrics by: Sally-Alice Thompson & Marcy Matasick
Gaggle: New Mexico Raging Grannies
Tune: She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain
Date Written or Updated: 01/04/20

Now, they want to start another little war
a beautiful, exciting little war
They will rain the missiles down, on every bleepin’ town
in that dreadful, but exciting little war

World War Three is Donald’s re-election plan
He said war’s the only way to win new fans
Said he’s “weak and ineffective and can only get elected
if he starts a major conflict with Iran.”

Corporate media is breathless, they’re so glad
‘cause their ratings are enhanced when things are bad
Oh, we panic when we think we’re on annihilation’s brink
And here we are – we’re in the hands of one who’s mad!

They say Boeing has new aircraft they must sell
Lockheed Martin wants to boost their shares as well
Also good ol’ Northrup Grumman wants to keep their fact’ries hummin’
Plus more bucks for Exxon Mobil and for Shell

War results in such a lot of refugees
They are hungry and they’re tired and they freeze
We ignore them and we scorn them and with platitudes we warn them
And refuse to let them enter our country

So stock prices, they go up ‘most every day,
While our morals and our ethics, they decay
All the killing and destruction only leads to mass corruption
Now it’s up to us to find a better way!

Do we want a psychopath for President
who expects to be adored for starting war,
who would rather kill us all, than face his failure in the polls?
Or is it time for us to show him to the door?