They Will Never Applaud You

Since you helped for to elect them to govern on election day
That you call them your government with me is okay
But one has to lose for another to win
And your government cannot represent those who did not vote them in
To the position of power in the parliament though on election night
The leader of the party you voted for vowed with a grin of delight
To legislate for everyone even every political foe
You cannot legislate for those who voted against you though in public you say so
What you say to placate them to them of little note
If they wanted you for leader for you they would vote
They will never applaud you and you they only tolerate
Those who voted for you on election day were those who did celebrate
You may call them your government but it does seem to me
That others do look on them quite differently.

by Francis Duggan

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