Folkie-country-bluesman Frank Hoier, the bard of Bushwick, stopped by our DUMBO offices to sing his big hit, “Jesus Don’t Give Tax Breaks to the Rich,” as an exclusive to BrooklynPaper.com readers. Hoier will be at Union Pool in Williamsburg on Dec. 7, but until then, enjoy his big number.
And if you want to sing along, here are the lyrics:
You may get a job you ain’t even qualified for
You may even get out of fighting in a war
You may live your whole life and never have to sweep a floor
But Jesus don’t give tax breaks to the rich
Lord God, Jesus don’t give tax breaks to the rich.
When you go to heaven and you knock upon the gate
You may think you can walk right in but someone will say wait
No tax break-giving, right-wing president is gonna help your fate
Because Jesus don’t give tax breaks to the rich
You may beg and plead and say you never harmed no one
But y ou ain’t never helped nobody either, what good have you done?
If you believe in Jesus, why do you sleep with one hand on a gun?
No, Jesus don’t give tax breaks to the rich
So all you greedy wealthy people sittin’ high up on a throne
Save up all your money, keep it for yourself alone
But Judgement Day you may find what it’s like to weep and moan
Jesus don’t give tax breaks to the rich.
©2008 Community News Group
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