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Let's sing about the Presidents!
August 15, 2006 8:59 PM   Subscribe

Obscene anti-Bush folk song. Direct link to very NSFW mp3. Funny? Probably depends on your politics. Another song from Eric Schwartz, discussed previously. This isn't Erik Schwartz the suburbanhomeboy, matzah! rap guy, by the way.
posted by tula (28 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sounds pretty accurate, actually...
posted by odinsdream at 9:15 PM on August 15, 2006


And funny as shit, too!
posted by birdhaus at 9:26 PM on August 15, 2006


Pretty accurate.

And funny.
posted by leftcoastbob at 9:33 PM on August 15, 2006


Too bad about the laugh track.
posted by mmdei at 9:44 PM on August 15, 2006


That's beautiful. Really great stuff. Smiling ear to ear right now.
posted by mk1gti at 9:46 PM on August 15, 2006


It's a live recording, not a laugh track. Most of his songs are recorded before a live audience.
posted by crataegus at 9:48 PM on August 15, 2006


By the way, I actually saw a commercial today that made fun of former democratic presidential contenders. With the tagline "do what Kerry, etc couldn't. Buy your way to the Whitehouse" It would be pretty offensive to a democrat.
posted by delmoi at 9:48 PM on August 15, 2006


What an awesome song. Accurate AND catchy. Comedy protest music anyone? After all, you can only laugh - that is, until they come to take you away for thought crime.

That could've been a one-link post and I would've still added this post to my favourites. Thanks.
posted by C.Batt at 10:24 PM on August 15, 2006


what's so question-mark after the "funny" about that? It's both funny, true, and sad, all at once.
posted by wumpus at 10:26 PM on August 15, 2006


Question mark was short for 'will you, the reader, think this is funny?'. I thought it was a scream, but I'm a cheap laugh sometimes.
posted by tula at 10:54 PM on August 15, 2006


Wow, THIS is protest music. Fuck Neil Young and Greenday, this is what people should be singing.
posted by borkingchikapa at 11:13 PM on August 15, 2006


Wait, I don't get it.
posted by beatrice at 11:51 PM on August 15, 2006


"Live recording"

I've loved that phrase ever since "Hoy-Hoy!"
posted by Clave at 12:01 AM on August 16, 2006


This is getting a little dated, but speaking of protest songs available online, I enjoyed coming across Carol Denney's "The Rich Will Never Be Poor" (.mp3 link) back in the day.
posted by pax digita at 4:18 AM on August 16, 2006


Oops, sorry, the link is no longer working... :o(
posted by pax digita at 4:20 AM on August 16, 2006


WOUHahahahahahahahahaha
posted by zouhair at 4:43 AM on August 16, 2006


Not just offbeat let's-laugh-at-casual-obscenity funny; creative, clever funny -- made me wince and chuckle, occasionally simultaneously. I hope future protests will organize sing-alongs.
posted by pax digita at 5:02 AM on August 16, 2006


very, very, very good!

all together now....

"clinton got a.......
posted by HuronBob at 5:14 AM on August 16, 2006


Is there a transcription of the lyrics? I can't have sound going at work.
Thanks.
posted by talitha_kumi at 7:11 AM on August 16, 2006


Saw him live at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, he played that and had us all rolling on the floor laughing our asses off. He got totally into it and was screaming by the end of the song.
posted by klocwerk at 7:32 AM on August 16, 2006


Transcript:

For those Republicans in the audience who've already purchased CDs, they are non-refundable.

George Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction.
Clinton got a blow job.
So there was deception added to the suction, but
Clinton got a blow job.
Now, what's worse: starting a war,
or keeping your Cohibas in a human humidor?
And who got impeached, and what for?
Oh, right, Clinton get a blow job.

George Bush vacationed while New Orleans drowned.
Clinton got a blow job.
He sat in a classroom with the towers falling down.
Clinton got a blow job.
He fucked up FEMA, which fucked up Katrina,
Not to mention the conventions of Geneva.
With 23 civillians murdered in Haditha.
Clinton got a blow job.

Now how can a man without a brain
Cause a nation so much pain,
Cause a world to feel such hate
For these so-called United States?
And how could a congress help but act
In the face of every fact I have presented here?
The comparison couldn't be more clear.

George Bush authorized leaks of classified information.
Clinton got a blow job.
To make the case for attacking a soverign nation.
Clinton got a blow job.
Well, they couldn't shoot him, so they had to shame him.
But if you know a single honest polititian, name him.
And you've seen Hillary -- can you blame him?
Clinton got a blow job.

I mean, I'm sorry Hillary, we've all got to take one for the team.

George Bush funds sex-ed that says that condoms don't work.
Clinton got a blow job.
If they didn't, both your daughters would be pregnant, you jerk.
Clinton got a blow job.
So Bush lied about his bust for driving drunk.
Clinton's biggest crime was having spunk.
And for choosing a statue less than statuesque
And hiding her under the oval office desk.

What else, George, what else have you done?
Ah, stem cell research, abstinence, what else have you lied about?
Global warming, missile defense, going AWOL from the National Guard,
And find some more, everybody, it's not that hard.
Jack Abramoff, Valerie Plame, Al Qaeda's links to Saddam Hussein,
Abu Ghraib, Kenny Lay, a record deficit today,
Wire tapping, info leaking, water boarding, power hoarding,
Rights destroying, Christ deploying(?), load of scat in a Stetson hat.

I'll do my part.
I'll play the pong(?).
If that's what it takes to get you gone.
I'm on my knees George, bring it on!
Here's your fucking blow job.
posted by Turd Ferguson at 9:04 AM on August 16, 2006


pong(?)

pawn
posted by ceribus peribus at 9:12 AM on August 16, 2006


pawn

Ah, yes. That makes much more sense. All I could think of was ping-pong as some kind of metaphor for fellatio.
posted by Turd Ferguson at 9:24 AM on August 16, 2006


This is so much better than I expected it would be.
posted by stemlot at 11:16 AM on August 16, 2006


Top notch
posted by riotgrrl69 at 6:36 PM on August 16, 2006


This is humorous. I don't like it, but hey, I don't have to like it to think it's funny.
posted by bugmuncher at 7:33 PM on August 16, 2006


Wow. I can't think of much to say. It's a little heavy-handed, but I like it.
posted by talitha_kumi at 2:47 AM on August 17, 2006


George Bush funds sex-ed that says that condoms don't work.

Is this true? I must have missed that bout of US liberal outrage from across the pond here.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:24 AM on August 17, 2006


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