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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
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.


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.
Why can't we just make a law against flag burning?
Because that law would be unconstitutional. But if we change the Constitution—
Then we could make all sorts of crazy laws.
Now you're catching on.
What if people say you're not good enough to be in the Constitution?
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.