Posted on

TWO-O-ONE-ONE: A VERY GOOD YEAR

TWO-O-ONE-ONE: A VERY GOOD YEAR
(To tune of “It was a Very Good Year” by Ervin Drake made popular by Frank Sinatra)

Well, January made it clear
It was a very good year
It was a very good year
For Arab Springs Mubarak could not quell
Like Brazil where houses fell
From mud sliding, a ton
In Two-0-One-One

In February scandal’s smear
It was a very good year
When Berlusconi faces trial for sex with a child
A shocking moral lurch
Like the earthquake in Christchurch
New Zealand, a big one
In Two-0-One-One

The winds of March bring many tears
It was a very good year
Another earthquake far off shore
A massive wave, whole villages drowned dead
A bleak atomic dread
The “blood-dimmed tide” outdone
In Two-0-One-One

Then in April room for cheer
It was a very good year
It was a very good year
For Royal Weddings, a Prince to his Kate
Costs a fortune for the state
While we fear a bank-run
In Two-0-One-One

Again in May good news held dear
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for killing off
Bin Laden we were glad
But Islamabad was mad
A good year for the gun
In Two-0-One-One

But then in June another fear
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for Super Toxic E
E Coli you don’t see
Threatening humanity
Attacks the body like a Hun
In Two-0-One-One

Then in July what did we hear?
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for hacking phones
At Rupert Murdoch’s press
And now he’s in a mess
An empire’s come undone
In Two-0-One-One

 In August and throughout the year
It was a very good year
It was a very good year, the Senate and the House
Do naught but disagree
And so says S&P
Our sad-decline’s begun
In Two-0-One-One

In September something queer
It was a very good year
The Saudi king announces loud
Its woman now can vote
How will that auger hope?
Girls driving cars are none
In Two-0-One-One

For an insurgency somewhere
It was a very good year
In Libya a good year,
October saw Gaddafi going to his grave
Though we won’t miss the knave
Who’ll likeTripoli’s new son?
After Two-0-One-One

And in November over there
It was a very good year
It was a very good year
The EU is about to dourly come apart
Austerity must start
Italian bonds we shun
In Two-0-One-One

December had at last come here
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for soldiers coming home
We welcome them all back
Leave the desert to Iraq
Let them have all the fun
After Two-0-One-One

Lyric © by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
All rights reserved

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s