You Didn’t Build That!

You Didn’t Build That!

YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT
To be sung to the tune of “I Shot the Sheriff” by Bob Marley
Written by James Pennington

You didn’t build that
But I swear I’m gonna take it from you, oh yeah!  Yeah!
You didn’t build that
But now I’m really gonna take it from you!

Yeah!  All around in our home towns,
They’re trying to take us down;
They say they want to bring us in quickly,
For building up the economy,
For building the economy.

Oh, now, now.  Oh!
You didn’t build that
But I swear it was a just attempt.
Oh, no!  Oh, oh, oo-oh  Yeah!
I say:  You didn’t built that, Oh Lord!
And they say that we have lost our sense.
Yeah!  Oh, oh, oo-oh  Yeah!

Sheriff ‘BarackO has always hated us,
For what, We don’t know,
Every time we tried to build it up,
He said kill it before it goes -
He said stop them before they grow.

And so:
Read it in the news:
You didn’t build that.  Oh, Lord!
But I swear it was a just attempt.
Where is this sheriff from?
I say:  You didn’t build that,
But I swear it was a just attempt.  Oh – Oh  Yeah!

Freedom will come our way one day,
When the sheriff rides away from town, yeah!
All this time he’s spent tearing us down.
The Tea will come pouring down. – yes!
In the Tea, he will surely drown!
The guilty will pay!

You didn’t build that.
But I say, But I say it was a just attempt
I say we are the ones with sense,  oh, no-oh, oh no!
You didn’t build that,
But I know the sheriff makes no sense.  Oh! Oo-oo-ooh

His taxes got the better of me
And what is to be must be:
Every day the bucket goes in the well,
Filled it up and it looks like hell.
Left the water with a murky smell.

I say:
You-You-You, didn’t build that.
Lord, I swear it was a just attempt.  Yeah!
You didn’t build that -
But I swear we gave a just attempt.  No, yeah!

Comments

  1. Ben Roop says:

    Awesome

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