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kenny rogers – my petition lyrics

i just sat down to watch the game
when i heard the doorbell ring
an’ i wondered who in the world it could be
through the peephole, all that i saw there
was a crooked cap on curly hair
an’ some kid squintin’ back at me

i said, “if you’re sellin’ somethin’
well, i ain’t buyin’ nothin’
but i appreciate you stoppin’ by”
said, “i ain’t askin’ for a dime just a minute of your time
an’ your name here on the dotted line
could you sign my pet-tion?”

had a spiral notebook in his hand
handed me a chewed up pen
an’ i ask you, “what am i signin’ up for?”
i scrolled down that wrinkled page
saw a couple of neighbor’s names
i kept readin’ and i sat down on the porch

it was a letter to the president
with a list that numbered one to ten

it said, “make a law where daddys don’t work late
keep uncle joe an’ those soldiers safe
give those kids on tv all they want to eat
put a stop to bullies on the bus
no crime, no waits, no hate, no drugs
give a jacket and a job to people on the street”

i said, “son, sounds like a world i’d like to live in”
and i signed his pet-tion

he thanked me for my time
i headed back inside, grabbed my beer
an’ got back to the game
thought by now that boy, he’s three doors down
here i am just sittin’ round
waitin’ on the world to change

must’ve blocked the whole game out
all that i could think about was

make a law where daddys don’t work late
keep uncle joe an’ those soldiers safe
give those kids on tv all they want to eat
put a stop to bullies on the bus
no crime, no waits, no hate, no drugs
give a blanket and a job to people on the street”

an’ i thought, “man, ain’t that a place i’d like to live in”
and i thank god for that boy that’s out there fixin’
the world with his pet-tion


- kenny rogers lyrics

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