HOW DO YOU MAKE A CONGRESS GOVERN?
(To tune of “How Do you Keep the Music Playing,” by Michel Legrand and Alan and Marilyn Bergman)
How do you make a congress govern?
How do you make it work?
How do get them to do the job they shirk?
How do you keep your optimism?
When it’s a cynic’s town
How do you right a system turned upside down?
I thought they’d surely have to bend to sequestration
They‘ve played with fire and now I’m so afraid
They’ll put the party line above a nation
God help the nation!
If we would choose the best of people
Who’d work for us not gain
Then we might see real compromises there,
No self-made crises, when,
Our voice is heard again.
Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg
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