Election Fever and the Great Gravy Train
Election time is here again
Councillors, M.E.P’s and Aldermen
A flurry of activity, they come from miles
Handshakes and promises and crocodile smiles
Knocking on doors and ringing every doorbell
So concerned about our health and are we well ?
With their suits and ties and shiny shoe
Slogans and leaflets all paid for by you
People you never heard of are now your best friends
A pocket full of promises and great intentions
They boast of their achievements, claiming all the glory
And never miss a golden photo opportunity
Get your face on the paper, every interview you can do
Kissing ugly babies and grandmothers too
Ignoring notices on the front gate
Beware of the dog, don’t call too late
Interrupting the match, just missed the only goal !
Their posters hang on every telegraph pole
Waking up babies and disturbing the peace
Lord give me patience, will this ever cease?
Last few seats aboard the gravy train
Europe here we come in sunshine or in rain
Last call for Brussels and Strasbourg too
Ladies and Gentlemen please form a queue
To meet our best buddies from Paris and Berlin
Sure don’t they love us, now that we stayed in
And didn’t vote to leave like those troublesome Brits
That ungrateful lot, they really are the pitz
You’ll soon be elected, everything will be fine
No pushing or shoving, just form a straight line
For your Inflated salaries and expense accounts
Where you can claim your benefits In large amounts
Five star hotels and first class travel
Here they come again footstep on the gravel…
A knock on the door, oh where’s my gun?
Let’s scare them shitless and have some fun
Oh – you didn’t see the notice on the gate
You should have read the warning – sorry too late
“Never mind the Dog beware of the Wife”
You’d better run faster than you’ve ever run in your life..
C. Denis Murphy 01 May 2019.