They Might Grow Up

Cowboy Brand - Philip Brent

Cowboy Brand – Philip Brent

Emergency, emergency, everybody to clear the streets
*The cowboys are coming, the cowboys are coming*
Guns carried openly on the hip or hidden under arm
They will tell you it is only the bad folks they will harm

Unless, of course they are the bad guys, that’s only fair
Else they might shoot anyone for their gender or hair
Though a child may find a pistol hung up for the night
It’s accidental so if someone else is shot; that’s all right

If someone else’s children are at risk in a land far away
Don’t send them here, ain’t like us; we arrived to stay
They’ll give us their diseases and even worse than that
If we let the stay, they might grow up to vote democrat

Grow up healthy, steal our jobs and then steal our land
So call me nuts, but, someone here must make a stand
We are mostly Heinz 57, if you check our ethnic past
That’s quite enough, we don’t want more at our repast

Don’t fret, now we have the swagger of wild-west style
Many enemies must be shot and it might take a while
So if we take out more than a few friendlies each day
We think freedom precious, when you think our way

So watch your back, watch your front, keep ever wary
Invest in Kevlar while there’s time; life’ll be less scary
Don’t worry you’ll be victim, it happens now and then
If not, you will doubtless live your three score and ten

Live it up, go deep in debt, what do you have to lose
Reaper perches upon your shoulder; you can’t refuse
Yet accidents, heart attacks, other stuff to lay you low
We hardly need guns and bullets along to help us go

Though perhaps this is only how the world always works
As plague, war, flood, fire around every moment lurks
I just hope I’m gone long before we blow our world up
If not, we may all choose to drink hemlock as we sup


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