A Swing State

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I've always heard your choices carry weight in a swing state
Every voter they'll accommodate in a swing state
Importance no one underestimates in a swing state

I live where they could all afford to ignore me since there's really no reward
I'll sail my boat
And cast my vote
Into the deepest moat and sink my hope

There's trickery they perpetrate in a swing state
Caring leaders to impersonate in a swing state
Votes and opinions to manipulate in a swing state

There's nothing that could justify their gerrymandering, their pandering, their lies
If some party's gonna brag
This one’s in the bag
My ballot might as well be a white flag

Oh, the winner takes all
It's just electoral protocol
I live behind a partisan wall
So my impact is infinitely small

If I decide it's not my fate to reside in a swing state
My drop in the bucket will evaporate by the lake of a swing state
Is there another system that could innovate, or is it just too late?

Each politician's gonna say, they'll make changes so the people have their way
Words for the sheep put me to sleep
Wake me up when it's election day

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from Virtual Democracy, released March 3, 2020
Luke Johnson - drums, guitars, synth, vocals
Shawn Her Many Horses - guitars

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