We’ve Always Paid Our Taxes (Tax Day 2010)

Lyrics by: Jan Harwood, Evie Shobin, and Vicki Ryder
Gaggle: Santa CruzSoFloRochester
Tune: Yellow Rose of Texas

We’ve always paid our taxes,We’ve paid them right on time.
We never, ever cheated;
We coughed up every dime.

But seven years of paying for
These endless, bloody wars
Has brought us to our knees
And we don’t wanna anymore.

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!