Any other way

Any Other Way

Well, I was talking to the Taoiseach about politics
and about the power he has at his command.
And I asked him what he thought about Democracy
and if he thought we should introduce it to this land.
He said,”it’s my government’s aim to end all class disparity,
to close the gap and this source of social tensions.
You must excuse me now, the affairs of State await me
– and it’’s the day I draw my ministerial pensions!”

But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
We have a vote and the People have their Say.
The static status quo is here to stay
And I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Well, I was chatting with the bishop up at the Episcopal Palace.
I kissed his ring and he offered a cigar.
He said,”yes, of course, we’re most  concerned about Poverty
– oh, and DO help yourself to some more of that caviar!
You see, we must the role that God has given us,
for the Bible says to turn the other cheek.
So, forget about that Liberation Theology crap,
as someone once said,’how blessed are the meek’!”

And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The static status quo is here to stay.
‘Cause when you’ve got nothing left you’ve GOT to pray.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Well, our savage indignation rises righteously.
We feel the tight knot of anger in our throat.
But then we don’t do another damn thing about it!
Well, we wouldn’t really like to rock the boat!

So we’ll never have it any other way.
That static status quo is here to stay.
We’ll just talk and talk and talk our lives away.
And we’ll never have it any other way!

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