THE FISHING IS FREE
by Jane Field © 1994

Vocals: solo by Sam with backup by The Chorus
12-String Guitar: Eric
Guitar: Maura

Oh, the fishing is free with your disability.
You don't need a license like the rest.
Movies are half the price; well, isn't that nice?
...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best.

So don't you wish that you were disabled?! Disabled is a better way to be.
With crutches, canes and braces and wheelchairs to run races,
Oh, don't you wish that you were just like me?!

Oh, Access-a-ride is great if you really like to wait.
It's so much fun to try to book a ride.
You phone three days ahead and if you're lucky, so it's said,
You might get there, but if you don't, don't be surprised.

So don't you wish that you were disabled?! Disabled is a better way to be.
Some chairs are motorized, high-tech, computerized.
Oh, don't you wish that you were just like me?!

The Deaf have got sign language. The Blind have got their dogs.
Their loyal trusted guides are at their side.
All people have their vices - WE have our DEvices.
Oh, don't you envy us our privileged lives?!

So don't you wish that you were disabled?! Disabled is a better way to be.
There're special entrances in stores.
They let us in through the back doors.
Oh, don't you wish that you were just like me?!

You know, they don't know what to call us, what labels should befall us,
And there're some dandy terms from which to choose.
MY favorite's "WHEELCHAIR BOUND" 'cause it has a BONDAGE sound.
What fun to guess what words they're gonna use!

So don't you wish that you were disabled?! Disabled is a better way to be.
With all these benefits and perks, that's how the system works.
Oh, don't you wish that you were just like me?!

Oh, the fishing is free with your disability.
You don't need a license like the rest.
Movies are half the price; well, isn't that nice?
...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best.