03 January 2008

Hey Iowa, at least consider it...

As Iowans head out to caucus I wish the radio stations would play this Woody Guthrie song:

Let's have Christ our President
Let us have him for our king
Cast your vote for the Carpenter
That they call the Nazarene

The only way
We could ever beat
These crooked politician men

Is to cast the moneychangers
Out of the temple
Put the Carpenter in

Oh it's Jesus Christ our President
God above our king
With a job and pension for young and old
We will make hallelujah ring

Every year we waste enough
To feed the ones who starve
We build our civilization up
And we shoot it down with wars

But with the Carpenter
On the seat
Way up in the capitol town

Be on the way
Prosperity bound


Woody said...

I feel Christ is too smart to run...lol

G. Travis Norvell said...


Indeed. By only posting the lyrics I don't do the song justice. It is sung by Billy Bragg and has a great stomp jug band feel to it.

Yesterday a semi-parishioner dropped off a shoulder from a pig he had just slaughtered. Pulled Pork here we come...