I am a politician
By Donovan T. Turnquest
I am a politician–I’ve got the gift of gab
Now when I die I will be laid out on a slab
They’ll sing my praises and pay me accolades
All for the contributions that I may have made.
In the halls of parliament, I sit and bang my table
All the kids at home, they can see me on the cable
I don’t really care how childish it may look
I’m a politician and I’ve got a big fat bank book.
I sit in the cabinet and make some big decisions
Some may affect the way that you may be living
I am immune to it all because I am a politician
Getting as much as I can is my one and only mission.
Every five years I come and beg you for your vote
You seeing me after the election is rather remote
I may send you a ham or a cheap Christmas card
Just to let you know that I’m not all that bad.
When I take the floor I tell my people thanks
For sending me here to sit among the ranks
I have prestige and power because of my position
For me there’s nothing better than being a politician.
If I get to heaven I will try to get a seat
In the cabinet of the Lord and I won’t miss a beat
I’ll wave to my constituents as they fly on by
And thank them all for giving me yet another try.