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Ellis Paul

Washington D.C. 5/91

Politician and a stewardess
Underneath the monuments and the moon
He talked of national security
She talked of Paris in June
The lucky ones if they're out tonight
Can see cherry blossoms blooming
Or ride white carriages beneath city lights But Lincoln's eyes of stone stare cool
As if bored of the reflecting pool
Or hardened by what's hidden from his sight They're rioting in the capitol tonight...

Now the Joneses from Poughkeepsie
Rest mall-weary legs in the hotel pool
They're soaking up reflections
The kids are glad they're out of school
The museums were overcrowded
White House lines were much too long
But the sights, they were quite beautiful It's good to know where the tax money's gone...

Ellis Paul/End Construction Publishing (ASCAP) 1992