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#12. I Don’t Want To Get Up…

By: Devin Kira Murphy

I don’t want to get up today if all they’re going to do is make me get dressed to impress those jerks I know
I don’t want to get up today if all they’re going to do is make me sing another round of that old song The Star Spangled Banner and pledging my allegiance to the stars and stripes and the land of the free again
I don’t want to get up today if I have to hear about how we freed ourselves from the British in some old war called the War of Independence and I don’t want to learn how to measure in imperial that outdated system
Don’t they know the rest of the world uses the metric system
And yes I do want to get up if I can go see my baby in the land of the true north strong and free and the maple leaf and beaver tails
Yes beaver tails those cinnamon sugary doughy treats, man I do want one
And Yes I do want to get up if I can leave this Buffalo suburb and go to the capital of Canada and see my baby, yes the one I met at the last Ottawa con
Yes Ottawa is the capital of Canada, not Toronto
You see I’m not ignorant about Canada
Oh how I do want to see my baby, oh I do love him so, oh I do love, love him so
Oh I don’t want to get up today if all they’re going to do is make me get dressed to impress those jerks I know