Signs

In a news item yesterday, Canadians learned how vain the Harper government really is. Turns out bureaucrats were asked to, on a weekly basis, tally up the number of Canada’s Economic Action Plan signs installed, the number of signs to be installed and the number of signs ordered. What’s next? A tally of the ice floes in the Arctic? What a perfect story to set to music. The song of course is the Five Man Electrical Band’s Signs

And the sign said “Economic Action Plan” and I wondered why

Every where I go there they are, blocking out the sky

I might be driving along, or biking, or riding in a bus

No matter where I sat I said imagine that, government working for us

Woah

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Sign sign everywhere a sign

Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind

Hey there bureaucrat, can’t you count the signs

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And the man said does anybody know how many could be in sight

And he jumped up and down and yelled at the folks, Hey! I think we might

Need to enlist lots of bureaucrats to go out and use paper and a pen

If Steve were here he’d tell you to your face, man you’re some kinda counter

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Sign sign everywhere a sign

Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind

Hey there bureaucrat, can’t you count the signs

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Now, hey you taxpayer can’t you see these wonderful things being built by Steve

If you can’t watch, no you can’t see, a sign’s supposed to be here

Sign said Canada’s Economic Action Plan. Uh!

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Bureaucrats said nobody can tell, come on, we’d better pray

But when they passed around the tally at the end of it all they didn’t know what to say

So they got a little calculator and they started to feel real fine

They said thank you Steve for sending me out here to count your bloody signs

Woah

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Sign sign everywhere a sign

Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind

Hey there bureaucrat, can’t you count the signs

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