We were thinking of our shrinking Fruvous budget And we could sit and curse and angrily begrude it Or we could spend the week-end in Fort Erie having fun And while we're at it make a speedy border run. Yes, we'll be stocking up on simple little pleasures And then we'll speed through the express lane with our treasures This border shopping is a lot more fun than one might think In fact, until last week we didn't smoke or Drinks are duty-free, smokes are duty-free This is gonna be quite a shopping spree Toys and gasoline, nylon, Neoprine Toilet paper and soap. Start packing the car, we're leaving today I'm gonna buy a ton of it in old New York Canadian goods, they're yesterday's news These days I'm buying stars and stripes, Check out these shoes. I want to buy it in a city that sells it cheap And find I've gone for a drive, saved me a heap (saved him a heap!) There's a bold new future high on the horizon And a VCR I kinda had my eyes'n But does this border shopping have a darker side, And are we being taken for a ride? Say, what's all the fuss, Free Trade's gotta grow But it's a fear of fiscal consequence for Canada, And that our companies will move to Mexico. But we've got no choice, more taxes each year But if we're spending all our money in the USA, Then our social programs may just disappear There's lots of merchandise at super-duper what a price And Carmel ice-cream will entice, it's shopping that you simply ignore, in store Spend Sunday in your Honda fighting crowds in Townawanda More exhausting than Jane Fonda And you've only got ten minutes more to score You rush to Onandaga, race across to Cheektowaga Feeling like your shopping saga's worthy of a spot on Channel 4, News 4 Then driving home you wonder if your pillage and your plunder Hasn't been a massive blunder! All right, let's be frank, we lose at the bank Free Trade is shutting business down, so Moxy propose We trade the GST for Jan and Wayne Gretsky And keep our cash in that country OHIP, Medicare, Welfare, we can share, Univeristy, UI subsidy OHIP, Medicare, Welfare, we can share, University, UI subsidy dropped!