Election Section

Sign Stealing Time (Song)

By Carol Denney
Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:02:00 PM

it’s sign-stealing time here in Berkeley

they're tearing up signs night and day

they’ll yank up your yard sign in seconds

it’s best to have nothing to say

for the rest of the year it’s graffiti 

to have any opinion at all 

but election time hear the phone ringing 

and it’s never a personal call 


celebrities suddenly write me 

my mail overflows to the floor 

and so many conflicting door hangers 

I can’t even open my door 


it’s sign stealing time here in Berkeley 

it’s a popular sport and it’s free 

free speech is respected in Berkeley 

as long as all parties agree