I’m Just A Bill – Schoolhouse Rock (1975)


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The cartoon music video for “I’m Just A Bill” came out in 1975 as part of Schoolhouse Rock: America. Schoolhouse Rock was a memorable series of animated shorts that ran with the Saturday morning cartoons that cleverly used music to teach kids about everything from correct grammar to this ditty about how a bill becomes a law.

I’m Just A Bill

I’m Just A Bill – lyrics

I’m just a bill.
Yes, I’m only a bill.
And I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill.
Well, it’s a long, long journey
To the capital city.
It’s a long, long wait
While I’m sitting in committee,
But I know I’ll be a law someday
At least I hope and pray that I will,
But today I am still just a bill.

I’m just a bill
Yes I’m only a bill,
And I got as far as Capitol Hill.
Well, now I’m stuck in committee
And I’ll sit here and wait
While a few key Congressmen discuss and debate
Whether they should let me be a law.
How I hope and pray that they will,
But today I am still just a bill.

I’m just a bill
Yes, I’m only a bill
And if they vote for me on Capitol Hill
Well, then I’m off to the White House
Where I’ll wait in a line
With a lot of other bills
For the president to sign
And if he signs me, then I’ll be a law.
How I hope and pray that he will,
But today I am still just a bill.

But how I hope and I pray that I will,
But today I am still just a bill.

Song written by Dave Frishberg, and sung by Jack Sheldon


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