Start spreading the news / I’m leaving today / I want to be a part of it / Fort Worth, Fort Worth
A huge population increase in Texas during the past decade means we get an extra four seats in Congress. That makes an even three-dozen seats for the good ol’ Lone Star State.
Some of that population increase comes from people leaving places like New York and coming down here where the jobs, friendly folks, and sunny weather are more abundant.
These new cowboy boots/ Are longing to stray / Right through the Stockyards part of it / Fort Worth, Fort Worth
Meanwhile, New York lost two seats. Its current total of 27 seats is that state’s lowest number since 1823.
It figures. How long can people live in a rat-infested city, pay $15 for a pack of smokes, $200 for a steak dinner, and yet have no place to park?
I want to wake up in a city that’s half asleep / And find I’m just like that panther that dozed in the street
Also, New Jersey lost one of its 13 seats. A good portion of its citizenry apparently fled that state after spawning Snookie and the cast of “Jersey Shore.”
And now everybody’s coming to Texas — and to Fort Worth, which is the state’s fifth largest but most adorable city.
If I can make it there / I’ll make it anywhere / It’s up to y’all Fort Worth, Fort Worth