We wanted a tree so straight and strong To hold the sky up all day long Protect us from the heat of the day And keep the storms' destruction at bay But all we got was a scrawny bush. We wanted a king to lead our land To hold at bay with outstretched hand The enemies coming to destroy Our world so fragile that we enjoy But all we got was a second-hand duke. We wanted an eagle to fly so high We'd barely see him with our eye Our daily lives to so inspire That to these same heights we'd aspire But all we got was an unknown quail. I wanted a metaphor as absurd As a tree, a duke, or a national bird But Bentsen to few things could compare Til one thing gave me quite a scare The last time we elected a hot dog Texan into the white house as VP to a Massachussets Miracle, we ended up deep sneakers in Vietnam! And me a Texan- It is so vexin'...
Last updated: 15 Mar 1995
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