Family Tradition

By David Swanson

With thanks and a toast to Hank Williams Jr.

Compassionate conservatives have been a real close family,
But lately some of my kinfolks have disowned a few others and me.
I guess it’s because I kind of changed my direction.
Lord I guess I went and broke their family tradition.

They get on me and want to know, Dubya, why don’t you think? Why are you such a dope?
Why must you live out the plans that PNAC wrote?
Over and over everybody feels my inflictions.
So if I start wars, I’m just carrying on an old family tradition.

I am very proud of my granddad’s name
All though his kind of fascism and mine ain’t exactly the same.
Stop and think it over. Put yourself in my position.
If I sieze more power and start more wars it’s a family tradition.

So don’t ask me, Dubya why don’t you think? Dubya, why are you such a dope?
Why must you live out the plans that Dick Cheney wrote?
If I’m down in an Iraqi quagmire oil slick, don’t try to give me friction.
I said leave me alone or I’ll start another war: it’s a family tradition.

Lord I have lied some big lies and I have wasted lots of lives
And my granddad backed a coup in 1933.
When that reporter asked me, Dubya, what about accountability?
I said, hey paparazzi, I’m just carrying on an ole family tradition.

So don’t ask me, Dubya why don’t you think? Dubya, why are you such a dope?
Why must you live out the plans that Chevron wrote?
Stop and drink it over, put yourself in my unique dry drunk position.
If I sieze more power and start more wars, it’s a family tradition!

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