OCTOBER SONG

OCTOBER SONG
(To tune of “September Song” by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson (considered by many the best song ever written))

It seemed a long, long while
From December to April
When there was still time
To use the tax escape mill

Cunning shelter peddlers
Hatching schemes for those
Disinclined to recall
Former tax scam woes

January drew nigh
February rolled by
March felt hurried
You feel worried

Your CPA will file
An extension, relax
Until October
No mention of tax

Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg
All rights reserved

IT’S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE TAX TIME

IT’S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE TAX TIME
(To tune of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” by Meredith Willson (1951))

It’s beginning to feel a lot like tax time
April of the year
You’ve been scouring your checkbook for
Some charity checks and more
Taxes on the homestead you love dear

It’s beginning to feel lot like tax time
Must they ruin the spring?
Feel afraid of the debt you’ll owe
Afraid Uncle Sam will know
That you have not reported everything

Deduct for that family trip, even the wine that you sip
Claiming everything that you spend or do or use
Driven miles on the family car, no matter to where or how far
Self-assessment clouds the mind like booze
And those who face an audit jam the pews

It’s beginning to feel a lot like tax time
Moral codes eschew
Whose to prevent you if, you take off for a nifty skiff?
Sailing off accross the ocean blue

It’s beginning to feel a lot like tax time
Bribe your CPA
Stick a pin in a voodoo doll
Take a loan from your uncle Sol
Then file your tax return and pray

Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg
All rights reserved