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Friday, June 18, 2010

The Opinuary Column



Rep. Joe Barton ($-Texas) sings Noel Coward

don't let's be awful to the oil men
they are so penitent, they'll take their medicine
and off to bed again they'll trot again, you watch
don't let's be awful to the oil men
after all they saved the walrus in the gulf!

don't let's be awful to Dick Cheney's crowd
they are so rich and proud, no, they won't be cowed
they'll never bow, they don't know how, you'll see
don't let's be awful to Dick Cheney's crowd
after all they saved the walrus in the gulf!

(bridge)
oh, sure, they leave a mess, but pray who doesn't?
should we judge them harshly? oh, no we mustn't
forgive, forget: what was is awfully close to wasn't
pip pip and jolly rot and cheerio! oh!

don't let's be awful to the upper class
we should just kiss their ass, and do it fast
without no sass, it's such a gas, you know
don't let's be awful to the upper class
after all they saved the walrus in the gulf!

don't let's be awful to the status quo
it's what makes us go, it helps the flow
way down below, watch it grow, you'll see
don't let's be awful to the status quo
after all it saved the walrus in the gulf!

(bridge)
oh, sure, they leave a mess, but pray who doesn't?
should we judge them harshly? oh, no we mustn't
forgive, forget: what was is awfully close to wasn't
pip pip and jolly rot and cheerio! oh!

don't let's be awful to the beast in us
we can't all ride the bus, or raise a fuss
in god we trust, though in carbon dust we choke
don't let's be awful to the beast in us
after all we saved the walrus in the gulf!

don't let's be awful to the plutocrats
we wear so many hats, we have more lives than cats
and just like rats we know to scat from sinking boats
don't let's be awful to the plutocrats
after all we saved the walrus in the gulf!

don't let's be awful to the oil men
they are so penitent, they'll take their medicine
and off to bed again they'll trot again, you watch
don't let's be awful to the oil men
after all they saved the walrus in the gulf!

don't let's be awful to Dick Cheney's crowd
they are so rich and proud, no, they won't be cowed
they'll never bow, they don't know how, you'll see
don't let's be awful to Dick Cheney's crowd
after all they saved the walrus in the gulf!

(bridge)
oh, sure, they leave a mess, but pray who doesn't?
should we judge them harshly? oh, no we mustn't
forgive, forget: what was is awfully close to wasn't
pip pip and jolly rot and cheerio! oh!
after all they saved the walrus in the gulf!

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Inspired by Noel Coward's Don't Let's Be Beastly to the Germans.

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