Just Change The Boundary (The Gerrymander Song) – Chris Anderson

Just Change The Boundary (The Gerrymander Song) ©2016
by E. Christine Anderson (BMI)

We got kinda nervous, as we read the polling news
We sure need our paychecks and the perks and titles too
We looked at the addresses, where we lost the vote and such
And then we had a great idea…it wasn’t cheating…much

CHORUS
Just change the boundary, re-draw the lines,
The people in these districts vote the wrong way every time,
But move the borders and we will dominate,
First take away the people’s choice, and then we’ll rule the state

These districts came about through logic or geography,
But they’re not carved in stone, and so there’s flexibility
Our party has to hold the state, if we’re to change the tide,
No one will ever beat us, with new precincts on our side

CHORUS
Just change the boundary, re-draw the lines,
The people in these districts vote the wrong way every time,
But move the borders and we will dominate,
First take away the people’s choice, and then we’ll rule the state

To steal elections: discriminate
The other party may fight on, but it will be too late,
We’ll blame the ‘others’ while we ‘de-nominate’
And we’ll hold all the purse strings – by coincidence or fate

CHORUS
Just change the boundary, re-draw the lines,
The people in these districts vote the wrong way every time,
But move the borders and we will dominate,
First take away the people’s choice, and then we’ll rule the state
Just take away the people’s choice, and then we’ll rule the state