"Welfare Music" as written by and S. Taylor Brian Henneman....
Quit school when she was seventeen
Senator on TV calls her welfare queen
Used to be daddy's little girl
Now she needs help in this mean ol' world

Buys cassette tapes in the bargain bin
Loves Carlene Carter and Loretta Lynn
Tries to have fun on a Saturday night
Sunday morning don't shine too bright

It's welfare music
Watch the baby dance
To the welfare music
Well she ever stand a chance?

Takes two to make three but one ain't here
Still chasing women and drinking beer
Says nobody understands how he feels
But that don't pay the monthly bills

Angry fat man on the radio
Wants to keep his taxes way down low
Says there oughta be a law
Angriest man you ever saw

Welfare music
Just watch the baby dance
To the welfare music
Well she ever stand a chance?

Solo

Baby dance circles on the floor
Round and round just like before
Baby fall down
Baby get up
Baby needs a drink from a lovin' cup

It's welfare music
Watch the baby dance
To the welfare music
Well she ever stand a chance?

Welfare music
Just watch the baby dance
To the welfare music
Well she ever stand a chance?


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"Welfare Music" as written by S. Taylor Brian Henneman

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    General Commentangry fat man on the radio is obviously rush limbaugh (jackass) other than that, it's pretty straight forward.
    lightningrodon October 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love when people hear say something is "self explanatory" on this site. If songs were self explanatory, would there be a wiki sight?

    What confuses me about this song is the tone. Is it condescending towards those on welfare or is is empathetic to them? Not clear to me. Obvious jab at Limbaugh speaks empathy, but the song itself stereotypes welfare recipients in a way that could be very condescending. But the music is so light hearted its hard to reconcile condensention with the music.

    Dunno, more ?s than answers
    WafaringStgron January 09, 2014   Link

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