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July 18, 2004

Plan B

We learned this week that the Bush administration is trying to obtain the legal authority to delay the November election in the event of a national emergency. Hmm... if Bush is behind in the polls, do you suppose there will be a "national emergency" at election time?

written by Paul Nordquist + performed by Paul Nordquist (vocals) and the Zongo Session Players

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Gentlemen, it looks like we're in for a bruising
We just played the gay card, and we're still losing!
And every time Dick opens his mouth we lose another vote
I can't explain why we're doing so badly
Just two years ago they were loving us madly
Now it's a stampede of people getting off of our boat

But I didn't come here to gripe or sound bitter
'Cause I'm not a loser, and I'm not a quitter
Remember, there's still Plan B to consider
We just can't lose. It's a guaranteed winner!

Plan B
Cancel the election
Plan B
Cancel the election
If it's a national emergency
That's not the time to vote
And leaving us in power
Is the natural result
There's no way we can lose
As long as we use Plan B

It's not time for a change when our country's in danger
We can't turn it over to a total stranger
And you can't expect people to vote when they're scared and in shock
We will reschedule as soon as we're able
When the war is over and things are more stable
Basically, around the same time that people vote in Iraq

Now, we must keep order, which brings up step 2
Detain anybody who calls this a "coup"
If mobs clog the streets and say it's a coup
Declaring martial law is the traditional thing to do

In Plan B
Cancel the election
Plan B
Cancel the election
If it's a national emergency
That's not the time to vote
And leaving us in power
Is the natural result
There's no way we can lose
As long as we use Plan B

Now some will say it's not the American way
And it's never been done in the USA
But we've never had such a strong and decisive leader
Around the world, there are powerful men
Who've used this tactic time and again
In Uruguay, Serbia, China and Chad
When the going gets tough, the tough get mad

And they go to Plan B
Cancel the election
Plan B
Cancel the election
There's no way we can lose
As long as we use Plan B

Sometimes to do what's best for the nation
You have to give democracy a little vacation
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Call up the press and tell them to hurry
We found weapons of mass destruction in Missouri
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The power went out in South Dakota
Okay, that's it, this election is over
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I'm not a one-termer — isn't that great?
That old concept of "term" is now out of date
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I'm not a uniter, I'm not a divider
I'm not a multiplier, I'm not even an adder
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