Do Re Mi
Original lyrics by Woody Guthrie
Rewrite by John Paul Wright
Well, thousands of folks all over the world
are leavin’ home everyday,
beating their way to the good ol’ U.S.A.
Lured by prosperity and that
message from Lady Liberty,
but eventually here is what they’ll find.
When the I.C.E. Agent comes a knockin’
on their door,
“we don’t need your cheap labor anymore!”
Oh, if you ain’t got that Do Re MI.
If you ain’t got that Do Re Mi.
Better go back to Central America, Africa
Mexico or the Middle East.
We need workers for
“our interests in the region”
Uncle Sam ain’t in the
business of Sanctuary!
So believe it or not you won’t find it
so hot, if you ain’t got the Do Re Mi.
So you want some of our diversity
or to send you kids to a university
that’s real nice, but it’s all just a dream.
We got prisoners working for free,
we made cages an industry.
Stick around just a little while
and here is what you’ll find –
that your just another wage slave
capital knows no boarders anyway!