RANDY NEWMAN : POLITICAL SCIENCE [1972]

Πίσω στο πυρηνικό μας αφιέρωμα. O Randy Newman μας κλείνει το μάτι από τα early ’70s, μ’ ένα τραγούδι από το κλασικό άλμπουμ του Sailing / Back to our nuclear tribute. Randy Newman winks at us from the early ’70s, with a song from his classic album Sailing.

No one likes us
I don’t know why
We may not be perfect
But heaven knows we try
But all around
Even our old friends put us down
Let’s drop the big one
And see what happens
We give them money
But are they grateful
No, they’re spiteful
And they’re hateful
They don’t respect us
So let’s surprise them
We’ll drop the big one
And pulverize them
Asia’s crowded
And Europe’s too old
Africa’s far too hot
And Canada’s too cold
And South America stole our name
Let’s drop the big one
There ‘ll be no one left to blame us
We’ll save Australia
Don’t want to hurt no kangaroo
We’ll build an all American amusement park there
They’ve got surfing, too
Boom goes London
And boom Paris
More room for you
And more room for me
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town
Oh, how peaceful it’ll be
We’ll set everybody free
You’ll have Japanese kimonos, baby
There ‘ll be Italian shoes for me
They all hate us anyhow
So let’s drop the big one now
Let’s drop the big one now

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10 Comments

  1. Timothy Price August 28, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    I love that song. Reminded me, do you know Weird Al Yankovic’s “Christmas at Ground Zero”? https://youtu.be/t039p6xqutU

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  2. cosmos August 28, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Great song!

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    1. Oannes August 28, 2022 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you!

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  3. Liz Gauffreau August 28, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    This is terrifyingly relevant to our current moment in time.

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    1. Oannes August 28, 2022 at 9:44 pm

      Well …you said it!

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  4. Resa September 4, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    That was great, but too short!
    This song may have been a victim of AM radios 2-3 minute requirement.
    No wonder FM was born!

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  5. Resa September 4, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Also, I think the late 60’s and early 70’s inspired relevant lyrics.

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    1. Oannes September 6, 2022 at 10:02 pm

      Yes, people used to be truly “woke” back then.

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      1. Resa September 6, 2022 at 11:58 pm

        LOL!

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