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Canadian International Obligations


James Bredin

These days they’re discussing rebuilding and paying failed nations,
International socialist despite corruption allegations,
They want to cure all the collective problems around the globe,
And do it without a subpoena, inquiry or probe.

And who could blame them as they complain about us stragglers,
Not following their philosophies and not being fellow travelers,
It’s so obvious that they are committed and they’re so right,
And we should adjust ourselves to pay attention to their plight.

They call out their statistics as though to show us we are wrong,
And we should do something soon and start to sing their swan song
These poor people are crowded in slums so very far away,
We have an obligation to pay attention with our pay.

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