Old Betsy’s Got A Tail

Album: They Lie In Wait 
(Johnson)

Old Betsy’s bought another yacht
The poor kid got close to naught
She’d make anything for profit
If the good guys can’t stop it

The poor kids will all fail
When everything’s up for sale
Let’s join the kids, let’s all wail
Old Betsy has got a tail!

They said them black boys was actin’ bad
Made ‘em all breakfast instead
Must be Old Betsy refused to eat
For who’d want to kick a hungry kid to the street

Her actions will reveal
She’s stolen another meal
Let’s join the kids, let’s all rail
Old Betsy has got a tail!

They’re going so far now as to steal your kid
So Bethany Christian Services can then make a bid
Give ‘em up or they just take ‘em away
There’s a well-to-do family perhaps willing to pay

For a migrant kid who’s got no say
Mom and Dad lost in the fray
Let’s join the kids, let’s unveil
Old Betsy has got a tail!

Old Betsy’s bought and paid for
By those who’ve sought endless war
By those who’ve brought guns into schools
Are they really gonna play us for such complete fools?

The time has come to end this greed
Let’s build a system based on need
Let’s join the kids, let’s all hail
Old Betsy has got a tail!

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