They tell you that you need to keep a trail
Of everything you send, but, hey, what for?
Sometimes you'd rather that the backups fail!
Sometimes you slip and put something in writing
That some outsider might misunderstand,
Reporters claim they've got dirt that's exciting,
They say the smoking gun is in your hand!
Privacy is a normal human need.
Who wants to feel strange eyes over your shoulder?
No wonder politicians often plead
That off-the-record statements can be bolder.
But citizens are nosy and insist
On checking your entire mailing list!