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The Election Song (Walk On - U2)

First part is spoken, so scansion isn't a huge deal. 
Mostly looking for ideas right now - so if anyone wants to run with this or has a joke / idea to contribute - then do that please.
And love is not the easy thing
The only baggage you can bring
Love is not the easy thing
The only baggage you can bring
Is all that you can't leave behind

And if the darkness is to keep us apart
And if the daylight feels like it's a long way off
And if your glass heart should crack
And for a second you turn back
Oh no, be strong

Walk on, walk on
What you got, they can't steal it
No they can't even feel it
Walk on, walk on
Stay safe tonight...

You're packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been
A place that has to be believed to be seen
You could have flown away 
A singing bird in an open cage
Who will only fly, only fly for freedom

Walk on, walk on
What you got they can't deny it
Can't sell it or buy it
Walk on, walk on
Stay safe tonight

And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

Home...hard to know what it is if you never had one
Home...I can't say where it is but I know I'm going home
That's where the heart is

I know it aches
How your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

Leave it behind
You've got to leave it behind
All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you build
All that you break
All that you measure
All that you steal
All this you can leave behind
All that you reason
All that you sense
All that you speak
All you dress up
All that you scheme...
And to get on the SRC 
You don't need a poster spree 
To get on the SRC 
You don't need a poster spree 
Just write down your name on Eastern 

And if the union is to loose your support 
And if it's looking like The Bull just might be bought 
Then to win you this campaign 
It's the Uni you must stain 
No it's not wrong 

Chalk on, Chalk on 
On the wall on the ceilin' 
On the ground and a buildin' 
Chalk on, Chalk on 
Make sure it's dry 

You're planning a campaign with no space and no permission 
Your one chance lies on name recognition 
To leave the rest in awe 
On campus get your chalk and draw 
You can not stop, can not stop for anything 

Chalk on, Chalk on 
On the ground outside of manning 
Without thought or planning 
Chalk on, Chalk on 
Colour it white 

And I know it dries 
And the time it flies 
And the elections looming soon 
Chalk on, Chalk on 

Home...hard to know what it is if you never had one
Home...I can't say where it is but I know I'm going home
That's where the heart is

I know it aches
How your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

Leave it behind
You've got to leave it behind
All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you build
All that you break
All that you measure
All that you steal
All this you can leave behind
All that you reason
All that you sense
All that you speak
All you dress up
All that you scheme...
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