SATIRE: Dopey Joe Is Coming To Town

Written by Allan Erickson on December 23, 2021

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HE’S COMIN’ TO TOWN! (Everybody sing along!)

You better not ask, you better not think.

Don’t try to resist, don’t dare make a stink.

Dopey Joe is comin’ to town!

He’s makin’ a list, checking it twice,

Gonna reward those jabbin’ it thrice.

Dopey Joe is comin’ to town!

He sees you when you’re sleepin, he knows if you are woke,

He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so go out and get the poke.

Oh! You better watch out, you better not cry

Better not pout, I’m telling you why,

Dopey Joe is comin’ to town!

With tin-horned tyrants, pounding their drums,

Gorging themselves and leaving us crumbs,

Dopey Joe is comin’ to town!

The kids in Girl and Boy land are forced to bend the knee,

Joe’s gonna build a fenced compound, and burn down your Christmas tree!

So! You better watch out, you better not cry,

Better not doubt, we’re all gonna die!

Dopey Joe is comin’ to town!

Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.