Bards of the Sangamo 2-20-03
Under the Dome
Down the street from Lincoln Tower
Under the dome in the seat of power
Heavy are the heads that wear the crowns
Because five billion dollars must be found.
Bipartisan effort come on let's think
As we face a budget deficit on the brink
Not higher taxes that's what they are cryin'
To clean up this mess left by George Ryan.
High and low they search day and night
Both sides of the aisle in the budget fight
We know where the money's at and they do to
They're going to take it from me and you.
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