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lirik lagu the arrogant worms – the canadian crisis song


often on the weekend i’ll jump in my car
i won’t fill up the tank although i’m going far
and if somebody asks me if i’m going to a bar
i’ll say i’m shopping ‘cross the border in the usa
i don’t go down there to buy my groceries
i respect our farmers and our factories
i don’t believe that “local” means it’s poor in quality
it’s just our godd-mn prices are too high

(if he stays away for just two days)
i’ll get one hundred dollars duty-free
if it adds to more i won’t claim it for
(he won’t declare the products if they’re in his trunk)

although it is canada that i call home
i don’t cheer for the yankees when i’m in the dome
i didn’t swell with pride during the desert storm
it’s just that i don’t want to pay the tax
(it’s just that he’s too cheap to pay the tax)

(yes, it’s just like this, he’s a loyalist)
i’ll only shop at malls that fly our flag
(and he’ll tell bob rae that he just won’t pay)
unless i need my unemployment benefits
(get a job, get a job, get a job)

now everyone is doing the same thing as me
they’re doing what they can to beat the gst
they’re lining up for miles at the duty-free
so i bought a jc penny’s store in buffalo
(so everybody come on down to buffalo)

(cause if you stay away for just two days)
you’ll get one hundred dollars duty-free
though it’s not at par it’ll still go far
and it ends up in the pockets of a country man
(it ends up in the pockets of a country man)

oh, canada.