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The Amendment Song

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"The Amendment Song"
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Song Information
Singers: Jack Sheldon
Tress MacNeille
Characters: Amendment To Be
Kid
Writer(s): Music: Alf Clausen
Lyrics: John Swartzwelder
Album: Songs in the Key of Springfield
Appearance(s): "The Day the Violence Died"

"The Amendment Song" is a song sung by the Amendment To Be and a kid.

Lyrics[edit]

Amendment To Be:
I'm not garbage.
I'm an Amendment-to-Be,
Yes, an Amendment-to-Be,
And I'm hopin' that they'll ratify me.
There's a lot of flag burners
Who have got too much freedom,
I wanna make it legal
For policemen to beat 'em.
'Cos there's limits to our liberties,
Least I hope and pray that there are,
'Cos those liberal freaks go too far.
Kid:
Why can't we just make a law against flag burning?
Amendment:
Because that law would be unconstitutional. But if we change the Constitution—
Kid:
Then we could make all sorts of crazy laws.
Amendment:
Now you're catching on.
Kid:
What if people say you're not good enough to be in the Constitution?
Amendment:
Then I'll crush all opposition to me,
And I'll make Ted Kennedy pay.
If he fights back, I'll say that he's gay.

Behind the Laughter[edit]

The song is a parody of Schoolhouse Rock song "I'm Just a Bill". It is part of the "The Day the Violence Died (Medley)" track on the album Songs in the Key of Springfield.

Appearances[edit]