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req/ADD: The Babyl of New Kuwait (The Pheromones)

katlaughing 14 Oct 03 - 01:25 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Babyl of New Kuwait by the Pheromones
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 01:25 PM

Just heard this on Hober and haven't been able to find them on the internet. It's a parody obviously released during the "Gulf War." It seems the Pheromones are no longer and I see someone else was looking for other lyrics of theirs about a year ago or so, to no avail. So..I know this one's a long shot, but maybe someone out there has the CD, "Common Scents," with it?

Thanks,

kat


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Subject: ADD: The Babyl of New Kuwait (The Pheromones)
From: cnd
Date: 18 Aug 15 - 04:51 PM

You can here the song here (though you need a free membership)

Set to the them of Johnny Horton's Battle of New Orleans

Lyrics:

THE BABYL OF NEW KUWAIT
(Songwriter???)

In 1991 we set a certain date
When the whole Iraqi army had to get out of Kuwait
We went into the desert and although it made us sad
We gave a good whoopin' to the Thief of Baghdad

We gave a little wink and we gave a little whistle
And it took a little brains and it took a lot of brawn
It took a little thing called the Patriot missile
Down the Tigris and Euphrates all the way to Iran

Well we bombed their missile launchers and we bombed their installations
And we bombed in places where a rabbi wouldn'ta gone
We bombed their radio and television stations
Down the Tigris and Euphrates all the way to Iran

Well the troops in the desert all received a ton of mail
But the pictures in their lockers, well they had to wear a veil
The National Guard, from Albany to Anaheim
When they receive their orders, say to Saudi "À tout à l'heure"

They preempted "L.A. Law," they preempted Bill Cosby
They preempted David Letterman and Johnny Carson, too
The news dragged on to the wee early hours
And everybody watched, just the same as me and you

Well, one month later and the news was still the same
Either censored by the Pentagon or censored by Hussein
With 700 journalists inside a posh hotel
In a country with no liquor you could see the war is hell

We grabbed our remotes and the ratings started fallin'
Wasn't half-as-many watchin' as was the night before
The brave correspondents, they all came a-runnin'
'Til the first gun attacks sent 'em scramblin' to the door

Well they ran for their gas-masks and they hid in the basement
And they're not comin' out until they hear the "All clear"
They batted their backs and they hid 'neath the tables
Stuck the phone out the window so America could hear

Saddam kept sayin' he had somethin' up his sleeve
As he tried to hit Jerusalem, Riyadh and Tel Aviv
We just kept bombin' 'em, a thousand runs a day
And if we were makin' progress, well, the Gen'rals wouldn't say

They gave a little wink and they gave a little whistle
And they showed a lotta charts and they rambled on and on
They talked about a thing called the Patriot missile
Down the Tigris and Euphrates all the way to Iran

Well we bombed their missile launchers and we bombed their installations
And we bombed in places where a rabbi wouldn'ta gone
We bombed their radio and television stations
Down the Tigris and Euphrates all the way to Iran

When Reagan pulled the plug on the progress that we'd made
And let geothermal, solar, methane, wind and water fade
We turned our research dollars into military might
Now we finally know the meaning of a thousand points of light

Spoken:
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, directly from the Oasis Lounge in the sands hotel, there he is; Saddam Husseingerfield.
Saddam Husseingerfield: Hoh, thanks Johnny, huh, I tell ya, I was ok last month, but now I'm in bad shape. Oh, I tell ya, I keep tryna move a missile launcher and it gets blown to bits. I try to move my tanks, and it get blown to bits. Huh, man, I'm afraid to move my balls, uuh. Then I said to my wife, Mrs. Hussein, I said, "Hey, Debbie! Whuddo I got to do to get a rise outta that Bush?" She said "Buy me some flowers once in a while," huh! It's like my doctor. You know my doctor, Vinny Al-Hassad, boom bots? Huh, I said, "Doc, hey, my missiles keep misfirin', and I can't hit the target." He said, "Buy Debbie some flowers once-in-a-while." Huh! I don't get no respect at all. Hey, hey? Where's my air force? Hey, I gotta go change the oil in the Gulf! Huh, America, huh! Tanks [sic, it's a pun] a lot. Hey, gimme a break. Come on, call that Ollie guy, what's his name? Huh! I said to my son Bud, I said, "Whuddya gonna do after the war?" He said "I'm goin' to Disney World." Huh, God. In America! Those guys don't give him no respect! I mean, they keep bombin' me! And all I can do is bomb up here! Huh, I'm in bad shape [fades].


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Babyl of New Kuwait (The Pheromones)
From: cnd
Date: 19 Aug 15 - 01:18 PM

The song was written by Jimmy and Alvis Pheromone, of The Pheromones.    It was on their album, Common Scents. Those facts were from the link of the radio show I posted above. You can read more about them here. You can hear some of their songs from that album here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Babyl of New Kuwait (The Pheromones)
From: maeve
Date: 19 Aug 15 - 01:49 PM

Our dear katlaughing cannot hear this song she requested, cnd. She is no longer laughing on this good earth.

("Set to the them of Johnny Horton's 'Battle of New Orleans' "... typo?   I think you intended to write "tune".)

You're working hard on these- thanks for your efforts. It will take you a wee while, as it has all of us who have worked hard resolving the backlog (Guest # for example has put in many hundreds of hours), to get the flow and format down. I see you are including more about your sources for the lyrics- good!

Your enthusiasm is welcome.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Babyl of New Kuwait (The Pheromones)
From: cnd
Date: 19 Aug 15 - 03:14 PM

Thanks Maeve. It's unfortunate katlaughing can't hear it, but I'm glad to share it with other people.

I've been adding more details after I got a message from Joe asking me too. Honestly, it just kind of slipped my mind.

And you're partially right--it was a typo, but I meant "theme," but tune would be more appropriate.

While I have you here, what is the proper HTML code thing to use for the title size? I tried < H2 > or whatever it was, but it left a big ugly space underneath the title.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: The Babyl of New Kuwait (The Pheromones)
From: cnd
Date: 19 Aug 15 - 04:18 PM

Nevermind, I figured it out. < BIG > < STRONG > with closers.


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