I live out here in Utah and I’m mighty proud to say
that our state never raises wages in that ‘gentile’ way!
An honest dollar for an honest day of labor, chum,
keeps a man from turning into just a lazy bum.
Because, you see, with wages low a man must cast about
to find a second job and not expect a free handout.
That is why the hum of industry in Deseret
never slackens one iota, though there’s lots of sweat.
We do not desire filthy lucre and its spawn;
we are happy to get paid a buck to mow your lawn.
Hard work builds a character that money cannot grow.
(Besides, the legislature’s in the pocket of Costco . . . )