Three Ring Government – Schoolhouse Rock


♪♪ ♪ GONNA HAVE A
THREE-RING CIRCUS SOMEDAY ♪ ♪ PEOPLE WILL SAY
“IT’S A FINE ONE, SON” ♪ ♪ GONNA HAVE A
THREE-RING CIRCUS SOMEDAY ♪ ♪ PEOPLE WILL COME
FROM MILES AROUND ♪ ♪ LIONS, TIGERS ♪ ♪ ACROBATS AND JUGGLERS
AND CLOWNS GALORE ♪ ♪ TIGHTROPE WALKERS ♪ ♪ PONY RIDERS, ELEPHANTS
AND SO MUCH MORE ♪ ♪ GUESS I GOT THE IDEA
RIGHT HERE AT SCHOOL ♪ ♪ FELT LIKE A FOOL
WHEN THEY CALLED MY NAME ♪ ♪ TALKIN’ ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT
AND HOW IT’S ARRANGED ♪ ♪ DIVIDED IN THREE
LIKE A CIRCUS ♪ ♪ RING ONE
EXECUTIVE ♪ ♪ TWO IS LEGISLATIVE
THAT’S CONGRESS ♪ ♪ RING THREE
JUDICIARY ♪ ♪ SEE, IT’S KINDA
LIKE MY CIRCUS
CIRCUS ♪ ♪ STEP RIGHT UP
AND VISIT RING NUMBER ONE ♪ ♪ THE SHOW’S JUST BEGUN
MEET THE PRESIDENT ♪ ♪ “I AM HERE TO SEE
THAT THE LAWS GET DONE” ♪ ♪ THE RINGMASTER
OF THE GOVERNMENT ♪ [ Crowd Cheering ] ON WITH THE SHOW ! ♪ HURRY, HURRY, HURRY
TO RING NUMBER TWO ♪ ♪ SEE WHAT THEY DO
IN THE CONGRESS ♪ ♪ PASSIN’ LAWS
AND JUGGLIN’ BILLS ♪ ♪ OH, IT’S QUITE A THRILL
IN THE CONGRESS ♪ [ Cheering ] ♪ FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION
ON RING NUMBER THREE ♪ ♪ THE JUDICIARY’S
IN THE SPOTLIGHT ♪ ♪ THE COURTS TAKE THE LAWS
AND THEY TAME THE CRIMES ♪ ♪ BALANCING THE WRONGS
WITH YOUR RIGHTS ♪ [ Cheering ] ♪ NO ONE PART CAN BE ♪ ♪ MORE POWERFUL THAN
ANY OTHER IS ♪ ♪ EACH CONTROLS THE OTHER
YOU SEE ♪ ♪ AND THAT’S WHAT WE CALL
CHECKS AND BALANCES ♪ ♪ WELL, EVERYBODY’S ACT
IS PART OF THE SHOW ♪ ♪ AND NO ONE’S JOB
IS MORE IMPORTANT ♪ ♪ THE AUDIENCE IS KINDA
LIKE THE COUNTRY, YA KNOW ♪ ♪ KEEPIN’ AN EYE
ON THEIR PERFORMANCE ♪ ♪ RING ONE
EXECUTIVE ♪ ♪ TWO IS LEGISLATIVE
THAT’S CONGRESS ♪ ♪ RING THREE
JUDICIARY ♪ ♪ SEE, IT’S KINDA
LIKE MY CIRCUS
MY CIRCUS ♪ ♪ GONNA HAVE A
THREE-RING CIRCUS SOMEDAY ♪ ♪ PEOPLE WILL SAY
“IT’S A FINE ONE, SON” ♪ ♪ BUT UNTIL I GET IT
I’LL DO MY THING ♪ ♪ WITH GOVERNMENT
IT’S GOT THREE RINGS ♪♪

Maurice Vega

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