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Roaring twenties, laissez faire
Booming times and he was there
He limited the government
Like he limited himself
Never said much, but when he did
Chose his words so carefully
Frugal he lived modestly
Sense of humor, dry as can be

He said "If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it."

Calvin Coolidge and his wife Grace
Opposites in every way
Was born and raised in Vermont
But rose in Massachusetts
Did well as mayor, governor
Ended the Boston Police Strike
Asked by Harding to be his Vice
Not polite if he declined

Harding died and he was in
Shocked everyone, and re-elected
Restricted immigration
Went against farm subsidies
Focused internally first
Except the Kellogg-Briand Pact

Silent Cal rarely spoke more
than he had too
Hey did you know that
he had a pet raccoon?

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from The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 2), track released February 20, 2012
Matt Beat

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Electric Needle Room are an indie pop band based in Lawrence, Kansas. It is mostly a solo project for Matt Beat, but his brother, Steven Beat, also helps with percussion. Emcee DL, Bryan Poole, Dave Thomas, and Chris Huggard have all helped the band with live performances throughout its history. ... more

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