Five Questions

from by Bill Ackerbauer

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Written in uneasy anticipation of the presidential inauguration of Jan. 20, 2017.

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FIVE QUESTIONS

Down on Baltic Avenue we're badly bent
Staying out of jail and barely making rent
Oh no!
They never let us pass go

Tell me how, how, how
Should I grovel and bow?
Or should I just give up now?
Can you tell me how?

A banker's robot calls me up from cyberspace
Regrets to say my credit has just been erased
Oh no
Tell me how much I owe?

Tell me who who who's
Walked a mile in your shoes?
Hummed a bar of your blues?
Can you tell me who?

I just want the answers to five questions
I've opened up my mind to good suggestions
You promised us that you've got a clue
As to what the hell we should should do
So now I think you owe us a few answers to our questions

Drinking bitter coffee at the donut shop
Talking trash politics and it don't stop
oh no!
I guess I'll take mine to go

Tell me when, when, when
Will we be great again?
At a quarter to ten?
Will we be great again?

Red cap on a business suit says I'm okay
Because I was born inside the good old USA
Oh yay!
He says that I get to stay!

Tell me why, why, why
Do you mumble and sigh?
Look me right in the eye
Can you tell me why?

Down among the sugar cane and mango trees
A billion achin' backs and calloused hands and knees
Hear them moan
Tell me what have we grown?

Tell me what, what, what
Has a billionaire got
That really cost him a lot
Can you tell me what?

I just want the answers to five questions
I've opened up my heart to good suggestions
You promised us that you've got a clue
As to what the hell we should should do
So now I think you owe us a few answers to our questions.

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from Discovery, released February 3, 2017
Words & music by Bill Ackerbauer (c) 2017

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Bill Ackerbauer Johnstown, New York

Smokin' Bill Ackerbauer performs an eclectic repertoire of acoustic music, both as a solo performer and with several upstate New York bands, including Junk Rocket, The Doghouse Carpenters and The Bentwood Rockers. His original songs reflect the many walks of life in New York's Adirondack Foothills.

For more info, contact Bill by e-mail at billackerbauer(at)gmail.com or find him on Facebook.
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