I’VE GOT MINE

Welfare and food stamps are not for me

I’ve got a career paying big dollars you see

I don’t care I’ve got mine

 

It started with the family in New Jersey

I didn’t listen and didn’t care

I’ve got mine

 

She still has milk, bread, and medical care

Now there

I don’t care I’ve got mine

 

Michigan and Wisconsin have a welfare plan too

Throw them a bone and send them back home

I don’t care I’ve got mine

 

Other states followed with their untested goals

Not caring about the facts or loopholes

I don’t care I’ve got mine

 

In Ohio, everything’s not the best

However, in many states it’s much less

I don’t care I’ve got mine

 

My best friend’s daughter quit her job last week

The minimum wage couldn’t support a family of three

I don’t care I’ve got mine

 

I see them standing on the corners and the street

With out-stretched hands looking worn and bleak

I don’t care I’ve got mine

 

What a man what a man

What a really small man Not small in

Size but small about life

The woman has to accept the bull, mess, and stride

I don’t care I’ve got mine

 

A big pretty car, a gorgeous home

Fur Coats, diamonds, and pearls

I have done everything I need in this world

I don’t care I’ve got mine

 

Copyright Homeless Grapevine, Issue #11, Cleveland, OH