The country’s quite conservative Away from both its shores; In the heartland people pray And always do their chores. In North Dakota, there’s a law Forbidding couples dwell Within the confines of a home Without a wedding bell. Thirty days in jail spend A hefty fine you’ll pay, Should you cohabitate a place As hetero or gay. Six other states maintain these laws, Florida leads the set; Both Virginias, Michigan And Mississippi yet. But just this week they had a vote To overturn and douse This law based on morality In North Dakota’s house. Two prior sessions, such a vote Failed to get it done, But this time 48 said yes, Against were 41. Even in repealing it The vote’s a testament, To values quite traditional And how far right they’re bent. You’d never guess, when reading press Or listening to the stars; They’re out of touch with most of those Who drive domestic cars.