he pays his bills on time like any other citizen
his parking tickets electric bills and debts to local businessmen
but he adds a penny to the price every time he pays
then calls back in a month or two to request the amount he overpaid

the system loves its rules

if rules are what you want then rules are what we'll use
we'll stop your disregard with your own tools
conformity sits so poorly, I feel no blame for me
if I gently test the fiscal limits of your bureaucracy

the accountants have to struggle through the paper trail that's left behind
the cost of his existance in the government is multiplied
if a few more people followed suit, the difference it would make
would flood the halls with paperwork slow down and slowly break

Lyrics submitted by Ken Braley

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