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Canadian Pompous Politicians


James Bredin

We’re not allowed referendums or recall of politicians?
‘Cause they’re concerned about concealing their travel conditions,
To all those distant exotic locations around the globe,
Therefore they refuse all inquiries or an organized probe.

And set election dates is something they’ll definitely dismiss,
While visiting the Russians, the Chinese or sometimes the Swiss,
‘Cause proportional representation could loose them their jobs,
And reveal that they’re much less than common ordinary slobs.

It’s the reason why they close parliament for more than half the year,
To fit in their foreign itinerary without any fear,
They never denounce democracy but they hate it on sight,
They’d prefer to fish in New Brunswick catching northern pike.

They claim they can’t change the Charter because it’s all nailed down,
Nailed down by Trudeau and Chretien and at least one other clown,
They’re isolated in Ottawa doing committee duty,
They’d phone you long distance but they’re too busy being snooty.

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