Election Song: “Low Hangin’ Fruit”

LOW-HANGIN’ FRUIT

You never went to college, but worked all day
Now you’re out of work and someone’s got to pay
You wonder what it is that’s the key attribute
It must be the good genes of low hangin’ fruit.

What did you ever do to bring disrepute
to a country you love and always salute
So what if your facts never quite compute
Trust local coroners in a gun rights dispute

Kneeling on a neck until a man suffocates
Is justice foretold to those who would loot
Can’t help but admire a hero who hates
It must be the good genes of low hangin’ fruit

CHORUS
Low hangin’ fruit, low hangin’ fruit
The joy of servitude no liberal can refute
No need to look around for a butter knife
The best jam comes from low hangin’ fruit

You act so free cuz you won’t wear a mask
The virus looks at you as just another task
No true believer hesitates to pray
An alternative universe is not far away

Applaud the politicians who race to affirm
Your patriotic happiness and its pursuit
Wear your born-again best, make protestors squirm
You’re not deplorable, you’re low hangin’ fruit

I don’t blame you for feeling aggrieved
Who wants to be regarded as not astute
His rallies always leave you feeling relieved
You’re not deplorable, you’re low hangin’ fruit!

CHORUS
Low hangin’ fruit, low hangin’ fruit
The joy of servitude no liberal can refute
No need to look around for a butter knife
The best jam comes from low hangin’ fruit

— September 22-23, 2020
Long Beach, CA

Graphic by Harley Lond (2020)