Maire goes to Washington
Oh spy on me, oh spy on me,
I’m marching by my nation’s heart;
I came for justice and for peace
And carrying a sign –
It’s one adorned with Martin’s face
You know – he’s got a holiday
The words opposing racism -
And that is un-American!
Please spy on me - I must be stopped!
I rode a bus for 15 hours
To march around the brilliant dome;
White marble, glistening in the sun.
The temple of democracy,
For ‘of the people’ just like me.
You’ve seen the photos - so had I,
And so I came, right to the heart.
I must be stopped, I’m out of hand -
Just who do I believe I am?
I’m not so rich, I was no Skull;
I don’t belong to a country club.
Those tax breaks weren’t for me at all,
Or anyone I know...
I don’t belong here anymore;
As if I ever did! Come on.
So grab your cameras, click away;
Pretend you are the press, or better yet,
You can pretend you’re just like me;
Because you know me very well
Or so you say - and you have files,
So who am I to doubt?
Here is your chance to steal my face,
And add it to your data banks.