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"Presidential Rag" was written by Arlo Guthrie.
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You said you didn't know
That the cats with the bugs were there
And you never go along
With that kind of stuff no where

But that just isn't the point, man
That's the wrong, wrong way to go
If you didn't know about that one
Well, then what else don't you know

You said that you were lied too
Well, that aint hard too see
But you must have been fooled again
By your friends across the sea

And maybe you were fooled again
By your people here at home
Because nobody could talk like you
And know what's going on

Nobody elected your family
And we didn't elect your friends
No one voted for your advisors
And nobody wants amends

You're the one we voted for
So you must take the blame
For handing out authority
To men who were insane

You say its all fixed up now
You've got new guys on the line
But you had better remember this
While you still got the time

Mothers still are weeping
For their boys that went to war
Father still are asking
What the whole damn thing was for

And people still are hungry
And people still are poor
And an honest week of work these days
Don't feed the kids no more

Schools are still like prisons
Cuz we don't learn how to live
And everybody wants to take
Nobody wants to give

Yes, you will be remembered
Be remembered very well
And if I live a long life
All the stories I could tell

A many who are in, in poverty
Of sickness and of grief
Hell yes, you will be remembered
Be remembered very well

You said you didn't know that the
That the cats with the bugs were there
You'd never go along
With that kind of stuff no where

But that just isn't the point, man
That's the wrong, wrong way to go
You didn't know about that one
Well, then what else don't you know

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ARLO GUTHRIE

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