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Lyr Add: Cynical election song on offer

GUEST,David Diamond (Tonedeaf Dave McFish) 10 Mar 16 - 11:10 AM
Joe Offer 10 Mar 16 - 08:59 PM
GUEST 10 Mar 16 - 10:06 PM
Joe Offer 11 Mar 16 - 12:09 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Cynical election song on offer
From: GUEST,David Diamond (Tonedeaf Dave McFish)
Date: 10 Mar 16 - 11:10 AM

I don't sing this one as well as I would wish, but I think there are plenty of folks out there who could. Consider it a comment on 'Citizens United.' I imagine everyone here will recognize that it is a steal from Woody Guthrie.

Do Re Mi


There's lots of folks in every state,
Want to be your candidate
Get their name right on the slate,
To run for President.
Set up office in some store,
Put a sign above the door,
Then they go out lookin' for
Some cash to pay the rent.
'Cause the gurus and the pundits always say
If you want to get elected you must pay.


If you ain't got the dough-re-me, boys
You ain't got the do-re-me,
You might take a seat in the Congress
But you'll sit in the gallery.
The Senate is a Garden of Eden
You can name your own salary.
Don't care what you do
That gig ain't for you
If you ain't got the do-re-mi.



Spend your money to campaign
Hire a bus or take a plane
Tour the nation to explain
The other guy's a bum.
Your policies you can relate
At breakfast with the candidate.
It costs a thousand bucks a plate
And that ain't much for some.
'Cause it's just no use to have a policy
If you can't afford to buy time on TV.
(Chorus)

You say you're going to set things straight
And end corruption. Wow! That's great;
Now get in line, you'll have to wait
To gain eternal fame.
Reform's an easy word to shout
While you throw the campaign cash about
But the other guys all sold me out,
Though they said just the same.
I hear you say you'll never tell me lies
But sometimes you just have to compromise,
(Chorus)

Those wealthy folks who contribute
They don't do it 'cause you're cute
They're buying something with their loot
Seems to me it's you.
They'll call you up in Washington
To ask you how you're getting on,
Remind you how it was you won;
Here's what you have to do.
Just do them some small favor now and then;
I'm sure they'll help you when you run again.
(Chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cynical election song on offer
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Mar 16 - 08:59 PM

The title of this thread got me nervous.
Good song, though, Dave.
-Joe OFFER-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cynical election song on offer
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 16 - 10:06 PM

Is this a cynical song, or a song for cynical elections, and is there any difference?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cynical election song on offer
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Mar 16 - 12:09 AM

I like to think that some politicians aren't crooked, but many people seem to believe strongly that government and government officials are corrupt. It's kinda fun to use this stereotype in songs.

But sometimes, I get upset by the horrible, horrible things I hear constantly about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

But I suppose I haven't said many nice things about George W. Bush. It's going to be even harder to say nice things about the President if Twump gets elected.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cynical election song on offer
From: 12-stringer
Date: 11 Mar 16 - 03:46 AM

Great song, Dave.


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