"Model Citizen" as written by Leroy Marinell, Warren Zevon and Waddy (robert) Wachtel....
Don't bring the milk in
Leave it on the porch
Don't read the papers
Don't mow the lawn no more
Drive to the market
At the break of dawn
Watch 'em unload the produce
Then ride right back home

It's the white man's burden
And it weighs a ton
I'm a family man
Model citizen
Tormen the mailman
Terrorize the maid
Try to teach 'em some manners
Whip 'em into shape
Down in the basement
I've got a Craftsman lathe
Show it to the children
When they misbehave

I'm a law-abiding man
I'm a good Samaritan
I pay my taxes when I can
Model citizen
In the cool of the evening
When the sun goes down
My wife's playing canasta
With everyone in town
When I feel the pressure
And I need a break
Load up the Winnebago
Drive it in the lake


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"Model Citizen" as written by Warren Zevon Leroy Marinell

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    General CommentSuch rambunctious imagery in this song. It's brilliant, as was most of what Warren did.
    TheThornBirdson March 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song pretty much breaks down a middle aged, common white man.
    schlegon October 11, 2013   Link

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