RETURN TO: BOSS CERMAK

RETURN TO: SONGS

 
SCENE: Boss Cermak is now in control of City Hall and all of Cook County.  Spread the word, Cermak sings, no more free passes. Heads will roll, and Tony will make his enemies.
 
THE PARTYS OVER
 

we are here to serve
do you serve a use?
there will be no council curves
no patronage or ruse

now take off that new hat
here’s your daily stack
find the pork and find the fat
find the fat and cut it!

canvas north and south
you see a greedy mouth
you see a greedy mouth, man
you reach out and shut it!

this city on the make?
it’s a city on the take!
it’s time to hit the brakes now
don’t you dare kid glove it!

the wild party’s over
the work has just begun
I said the party’s over
for each and every one!

the wild party’s over
the fools have had their run
I said the party’s over
this all must be redone!

we are here to serve
do you serve a use?
everything that’s overheard
that intimates abuse

you report the facts
conduct your work with tact!
to move this bloody red to black
we can’t scuttlebutt it!

it’s time to pinch the nerve
it’s time to spread the word
time to trim that lousy bird
the bird that loves to strut it!

city on the make?
it’s a city on the take!
for the city’s sake now
we take that bird and gut it!

the wild party’s over
the work has just begun
I said the party’s over
for each and every one!

the wild party’s over
the fools have had their run
I said the party’s over
this all must be redone!

the wild party’s over
the work has just begun
I said the party’s over
for each and every one!

the wild party’s over
the fools have had their run
I said the party’s over
this all must be redone!