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Thread #162741 Message #3877250
Posted By: robomatic
15-Sep-17 - 11:43 PM
Thread Name: Inappropriate Songs
Subject: RE: Inappropriate Songs
Three cheers for Randy Newman: Not only "Short People" which was written tongue deeply in cheek, but my favorite: "Political Science" which I used to sing to international students I picked up at the airport.
Some might take: "Wedding in Cherokee County" and "Sigmund Freud's impersonation of Albert Einstein in America" and "Back on My Feet Again" as unacceptable in some venues, but they're musical gold.
And Warren Zevon's wonderful song: "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner"
And Dan Bern's "Marilyn" or "The Day They Found a Cure for A.I.D.S." or "Hannibal"
Sometimes you have to take a chance on a song that packs a punch.