Statue in the Harbor

Give us your huddled masses yearning to be free
That’s what it says on the Statue of Liberty
And here they come, from the other side
Across the southern border, across the great divide

And now they’re told that they should go away
But the statue in the harbor says “stay”

Give us your cold and hungry, let them come by land or sea
Let them all find solace in this land of refugees
Escaping persecution, just trying to survive
And they worked as hard as Guatemalans as soon as their ships arrived


Give us your persecuted, but only if they’re white
It doesn’t say that on the statue that holds aloft the light
What did you think would happen in the lands you overthrew
Where should all the children go after the coup


Sheet music:
Statue in the Harbor

“Statue in the Harbor” appears on the album, When I’m Elected President (2014).

It was a lovely idea, but we should just give it to Germany, since we’re not using it.