- The Washington Times - Friday, August 4, 2000

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new GOP campaign anthem aimed at working families and called "We the People" was to be introduced today after Texas Gov. George W. Bush completed his acceptance speech at the convention.
A tuneful mixture of country, rock 'n' roll and blues, the song includes lyrics such as "We pay the taxes, we pay the bills so they better pay attention on Capitol Hill."
The song is a new composition being released by country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. Joining Mr. Cyrus in singing the new song will be John Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Danni Leigh, Montgomery Gentry and Yankee Grey.
Mr. Cyrus' record company sent over an early copy for review by campaign officials. Aides loved it and asked to use it on the road, said Bush media consultant Russ Schriefer.
The song was written by Monty Powell, Jimmy Lee Sloas and Anna Wilson and produced by Dann Huff and Blake Chancey.
Here are the lyrics to "We the People":

The farmers rise every morning at five
The truckers drive them eighteen wheelers all night
The factory workers, they build it with pride
Twenty-four seven down the assembly line
In every city, in every town
Somebody's got to make the world go 'round

Chorus:
We the people move it
We the people know
We the people
We run the country
We the people prove it
We're the heart and soul
We the people
We are the country

Here's to every salesman on the telephone line
And every waitress working hard for those dimes
The middle managers who punch overtime
And anyone fighting wars, fires and crimes
Day after day, year after year
The Mint might print them but the buck stops here

Repeat Chorus

We pay the taxes, we pay the bills
So they better pay attention up on Capitol Hill

Final Chorus
We the people move it
We the people know
We the people
We run the country
We the people prove it
We're the heart and soul
We the people
We are the country
We the people choose it
We the people vote
We the people
We run the country
We the people rock it
We the people roll
We the people
We are the country

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