"Generally I don't speak ill of the dead, however, I may make an exception in this case..."

When things should work, but don't work that's the work of all these governors.

Interference by decree they block puzzled up the air with their information panels have been formed to sell the combination.

Shut up!

Annual review and a cop on every corner handing out rewards for snitching on informers.

Shut up!

When things should work, but don't work that's the work of all these governors.

They're always looking after me they walk, but never for the distance while we're down and on all fours let's scratch their names into the floor

So we won't wait we won't wait for all these governors, we can't wait for all you governors.

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All These Governors song meanings
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    General Commenti think it's obvious what's song about. it's like all the people wait for someone to saved them, solve their problems and that's when "the government" is presented as a savior. but in real life each one of us have to take care of themselves.
    FusionSecreton April 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think FusionSecret has it pretty well summed up; this song is not particularly esoteric.

    It is worth considering, however, that The Evens are a DC band, and there's probably something in the frustration with governors that comes from a form of sour grapes.

    That is to say, DC citizens would probably need buy-in from either state governments or from congress to have the rights that citizens of other states have: not only do we lack the rights of other states, but part of what makes things fail to work for Washingtonians is the work of all these governors. Then again, the song does point to failures on the part of governors that affect their constituents more than anyone, so perhaps this song points to a notion that DC Statehood is not the great prize Washingtonians treat it as.
    Lucreon April 19, 2012   Link

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