I heard this Tom Russell tune on NPR’s Weekend Edition on Sunday.Â Check it out here.
Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall?
by Tom Russell
Iâ€˜ve got 800 miles of open border
Right outside my door.
Thereâ€™s minute men in little pick up trucks
Whoâ€™ve declared their own damn war.
Now the government wants to build
A barrier like old Berlin 8 feet tall,
But if uncle Sam sends the illegals home,
Whoâ€™s gonna build the wall?
Whoâ€™s gonna build your wall boys?
Whoâ€™s gonna mow your lawn?
Whoâ€™s gonna cook your Mexican food
When your Mexican maid is gone?
Whoâ€™s gonna wax the floors tonight
Down at the local mall?
Whoâ€™s gonna wash your babyâ€˜s face?
Whoâ€™s gonna build your wall?
Now I ainâ€™t got no politics
So donâ€™t lay that rap on me
Left wing, right wing, up wing, down wingâ€”
I see strip malls from sea to shining sea.
Itâ€™s the fat cat white developer
Whoâ€™s created this whole damn squall.
Itâ€™s a pyramid scheme of dirty jobs,
And whoâ€™s gonna build your wall?
Weâ€™ve got fundamentalist Muslims.
Weâ€™ve got fundamentalist Jews.
Weâ€™ve got fundamentalist Christians.
Theyâ€˜ll blow the whole thing up for you.
But as I travel around this big old world,
Thereâ€™s one thing that I most fear.
Itâ€™s a white man in a golf shirt
With a cell phone in his ear.