This was one of my favorite tunes from February Album Writing Month (fawm.org) in 2012.
Try as I may, It’s hard to avoid letting politics influence my songwriting, especially when we Americans are bombarded so relentlessly with it in the media. Interestingly though, this wasn’t originally going to be a political tune. The first three lines of the chorus came to me when I was late taking my kids to school. I sang just those lines repeatedly for a while, searching for a fourth, and finally landed on the Watergate line. A song was born!