IT WAS SO CLOSE I COULD TASTE IT by Keith Savage

Coalition on Homelessness, SF (coh@sfo.com)
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 20:16:32 -0800


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IT WAS SO CLOSE I COULD TASTE IT

It was so close
	I could taste it
It was so close
	I could taste it
	It was right there - I had it in my hand
It was that soup
	That cup of soup
	served by Food Not Bombs
I was about to get some
	from the soup pot
When out they jumped, the San Francisco Police Department
Freeze! they said
You're disturbing the peace -
Serving soup without a permit
	don't touch that bread
Those bagels are under arrest
	handcuff those soup pots together
So says our leader and exalted chief (Fred Lau)
	take this stuff, away today
Meanwhile, just two blocks away
	at City Hall -
	up on the balcony -
	it's Willie!
	Willie Brown,
He says, I'm the mayor of this town
	and so long as I reign
	there will be no feeding of homeless around
The nerve of Food Not Bombs, feeding bagels
	serving soup and bagels
	in the early evening
	and the afternoon -
Why everyone knows that bagels are a breakfast food!
	and that soup
- composed of some slaughtered beast in the alleyways -
But Mr. Mayor, Food Not Bombs is a vegetarian food service group.
Enough! and away I say - lock up this soup
	As well, the bread also
We cannot have this around
	Not while I am mayor of this town.
It's time to move these homeless out
We need the rich folks
	in San Francisco now
We don't need these poor folks
hanging around
Put up some condo lofts
	Run these poor folks out
They are shiftless, lazy and idle
	so says Amos Brown
I cannot tolerate this kind of thing
	I am King in this town
	after all
	I'm Willie Brown.

Keith Savage


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<fontfamily><param>Arial</param>IT WAS SO CLOSE I COULD TASTE IT


It was so close

	I could taste it

It was so close

	I could taste it

	It was right there - I had it in my hand

It was that soup

	That cup of soup

	served by Food Not Bombs

I was about to get some

	from the soup pot

When out they jumped, the San Francisco Police Department

Freeze! they said

You're disturbing the peace -

Serving soup without a permit

	don't touch that bread

Those bagels are under arrest

	handcuff those soup pots together

So says our leader and exalted chief (Fred Lau)

	take this stuff, away today

Meanwhile, just two blocks away

	at City Hall -

	up on the balcony -

	it's Willie!

	Willie Brown,

He says, I'm the mayor of this town

	and so long as I reign

	there will be no feeding of homeless around

The nerve of Food Not Bombs, feeding bagels

	serving soup and bagels

	in the early evening 

	and the afternoon -

Why everyone knows that bagels are a breakfast food!

	and that soup

- composed of some slaughtered beast in the alleyways -

But Mr. Mayor, Food Not Bombs is a vegetarian food service group.

Enough! and away I say - lock up this soup

	As well, the bread also

We cannot have this around

	Not while I am mayor of this town.

It's time to move these homeless out

We need the rich folks

	in San Francisco now

We don't need these poor folks 

hanging around

Put up some condo lofts

	Run these poor folks out

They are shiftless, lazy and idle

	so says Amos Brown

I cannot tolerate this kind of thing

	I am King in this town

	after all

	I'm Willie Brown.


Keith Savage



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chance martin

Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco

468 Turk St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

vox: (415) 346.3740

Fax: (415) 775.5639

coh@sfo.com

http://www.sfo.com/~coh

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