lifeblood: songs: white house blues


i wrote a letter to my senator
came back address unknown
put a call in to the president
he wouldn't come to the phone
now how in the hell can a person
feel safe and secure at home
when all the decisions are being made
by big boys getting stoned

now i've been listening and watching
looks like somethings caught in the gears
i can't seem to find a groove
there's something going on around here
yeah

so took a train to the white house
wrote this song on the way
i knocked at the oval office
i sure of what i had to say
well they looked at me kind of funny
asked me what group i was with
i said i come on my own to represent
the group that don't take no shit

now i've been listening and watching
looks like somethings caught in the gears
i can't seem to find a groove
there's something going on around here
yeah

what's wrong in the company
words been going down
he's jepardizing the future
so he can get what he wants right now
said level the mountains for gold
fill up the sea with iron
what the hell jesus is coming
and the waiting is making me tired

now i've been listening and watching
it looks like somethings caught in the gears
i can't seem to find a groove
there's something going on around here

hey mr. nunn sir
please tell me this
why do you boys engage
in pornographic bliss
up and down to boulevards
of military towns
t & a and cheap hotels
for them to throw down
it's a release they say
it's the american way
it's not a soldiers preference
that makes him wrong or right
it's how he lives and how he acts
that makes him serve his country right

now i've been listening and watching
it looks like somethings caught in the gears
i can't seem to find a groove
there's something going on around here
yeah

words and music caroline aiken
as performed with caroline aiken on live at eddies attic


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