CANDIDATE'S WIFE'S RAG

Oh, the campaign trail is dreary
from Lake Tahoe to Lake Erie
and the days are long and weary
still Iím perky, warm, cheery
Clearly itís no easy kind of life
Oh, itís hard to be the candidateís wife

I tell you
Woman's World did a piece on me
about how I raise my family
says oh how she slaves
while he's kissing the hands
shaking the babes
Time, Newsweek, People and Life
want to know about the candidate's wife

Someone in the press said the wives of politicians
are anti-feminist
Words like that they really make me
wish I had a comment that my husband would approve
Keep smiling
story of my life
Itís hard to be the candidateís wife

Hail to the Chief
and the man who stands beside her
It's tough but I can take it
after all I've seen him naked
But I'm still his biggest fan
stand by my man
when his rhetoric's so  thick
you need a knife
I can cut through it. I'm the candidate's wife
You get four to eight, but I get life
It's hard to be the candidate's
I hope that you appreciate
that it's hard to be the candidate's wife

Music and Lyrics by Camille West © 1994 BMI

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