Only a few short years ago
I can still remember how Rick Scott built his fortune at Columbia
He bought hospitals by the dozens
And drew blood from each one until they were anemic

But every merger made me shiver
Those acquisitions he did deliver
Bad news for the quality of care
But Governor Rick Scott didn’t care

Monopolized markets and slashed down his costs
Destroyed the competition but many jobs were lost
I wonder if Governor Scott cried
The day that Florida died

So bye-bye you shiny headed bald guy
We need another Governor you failed on your try
I’ll call you a cab in fact I’ll give you a ride
Don’t let the door slam you on your way out
Don’t let the door slam you on your way out

Did you see Columbia/HCA?
Largest hospital fraud in the USA
1.7 billion dollars they had to pay

The FBI came crashing through their door
Seizing records and even more
Overbilling Medicare and Medicaid
Don’t you know?

His business preys upon the seek and meek
Cannibals eat up the economically weak
He’ll rob them of their shoes
Until they sing the blues

He had a humble beginning his dad drove a truck
But when it comes to the poor, he just don’t give a f—
But Governor Rick Scott was out of luck
The day that Florida died

So bye-bye you shiny headed bald guy
We need another Governor you failed on your try
I’ll call you a cab in fact I’ll give you a ride
Don’t let the door slam you on your way out
Don’t let the door slam you on your way out

Now for four years Florida’s been on its own
Disabilities funding was cut to the bone
That’s not how Florida used to be
He curried favor with wealthy kings and queens
To the common person he acts so mean
Shut down the voice that came from you and me

While Rick Scott was looking down
The FBI broke his doors down
The trial was adjourned
1.7 billion dollar verdict was returned

And while Rick Scott shredded Medicaid
And gave corporations financial aid
Left the tired and poor behind to fade
The day that Florida died

So bye-bye you shiny headed bald guy
We need another Governor you failed on your try
I’ll call you a cab in fact I’ll give you a ride
Don’t let the door slam you on your way out
Don’t let the door slam you on your way out

There’s nothing he can do to save face
A Crooked Governor in an election race
With no time to rewrite his sorry record
So come on Rick be nimble Rick be quick
You can beat voter turnout down with a stick
Cause voter suppression is the Devil’s only friend

I watched him on the podium tell lies on stage
My fingers were clenched in a ball of rage
Protest singers will give him hell
To break Governor Satan’s spell

And as Privatized Prisons are built up through the night
The docile masses don’t question whether it’s right
I saw Rick Scott laughing with delight
The day that Florida died

So bye-bye you shiny headed bald guy
We need another Governor you failed on your try
I’ll call you a cab in fact I’ll give you a ride
Don’t let the door slam you on your way out
Don’t let the door slam you on your way out

I met a teacher who sang the blues
About private publically funded virtual charter schools
From education Rick Scott turned away
And our teachers have the lowest pay
They’re the only hope for our kids today
But standardized tests will blow them away

And in the streets, no one screamed
The Poets cried while the CEOs dreamed
But no words were ever spoken
When our society was broken

The three people Rick Scott admires the most
Ayn Rand and the brothers Koch
They watched rising sea levels destroy the coast
The day that Florida died

So bye-bye you shiny headed bald guy
We need another Governor you failed on your try
I’ll call you a cab in fact I’ll give you a ride
Don’t let the door slam you on your way out
Don’t let the door slam you on your way out

“Bye bye you shiny-headed bald guy”
Lyrics by James Rustad. Copyright 2014. All Rights Reserved.