WHAT WE DON’T NEED NOW

WHAT WE DON’T NEED NOW
(To the tune of “What the World Needs Now is Love,” by Burt Bacharach & Hal David)

Chorus
What we don’t need now is Mitt Romney
Republican ideas
Are what just got us here
What we don’t need now is Mitt Romney
He’d be just for some
Not for everyone

Verse 1
We don’t need another Reagan
The supply side economy’s
An undertow
Money won’t tickle-down,
It just trickles-up
Right from your cup
To some that overflow

What we don’t need now is Mitt Romney
Republican ideas
Are what just got us here
What we don’t need now is Mitt Romney
He’d be just for some
Not for everyone

Verse 2
We don’t need another foreign war
We’ve had soldiers in Iraq,
Afghanistan
Meanwhile children go hungry
Right here at home
I pen this tome
To make you understand

What we don’t need now is Mitt Romney
Republican ideas
Are what just got us here
What we don’t need now is Mitt Romney
He’d be just for some
Not for everyone

 And a president should be
For every, everyone

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VOTE

VOTE
(To tune of “Dream,” by Johnny Mercer)

Vote
On election-day
Vote
Put yourself in play
Soon they’ll be counting ballots to see
What future will be?
For you and for me

So, Vote
Get up from your chair
Vote
Show the kids you care
Un-happy? There’s just one antidote
Go, Vote, Vote, Vote

Vote
Use your precious gift
Vote
Give yourself a lift
If you feel that you are powerless then
You’ve power when
You vote again

So, Vote
For your candidate
Vote
Be a force of fate
However lean the views you promote
Go, Vote, Vote, Vote!

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IT’S THE LAST MONTH

With the debates over, we can sight the finnish line of this election cycle. I think all will welcome its passing.

IT’S THE LAST MONTH
(To the tune of “It’s the Last Dance,” by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen), from the Frank Sinatra Capitol Records concept album “Come Dance with Me.”)

It’s the last month
We’re into the last month
November is dawning
We head to the polls

Those media spots, we’re sick of them
Realpolitik of them
They bore me to tears
But at least we’ll not hear that noise
For four more years

It’s the last month
Thank God it’s the last month
No more, rude debating
Parading of goals

The candidates, may both be uncouth
But in the voting booth
We’re masters of fate

Enduring the last month
After a long last month
Be winners or losers
We’ll all, celebrate

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THE WORLD IS FLAT

THE WORLD IS FLAT
(To tune of “I’m Moving Out,” by Billy Joel)

Governor Romney says the rich are your friend
Such friends never pay the kid’s college
Vote for him now, and he says you’ll have a job
Though facts he will never acknowledge.
And if you believe in that
If you believe in that
Soon he’ll be telling you
The world is flat

Congressman Ryan is a heck of a guy
Measure the choice Mitt selected
For Medicare he has a better idea
Trust him if he gets elected
But what’s underneath his hat?
If you believe in that
Soon he’ll be telling you
The world is flat

Refrain:
I fear where these two are at
And if you don’t smell a rat
If you still believe in that
The world is flat

Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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I’M BIDEN MY TIME

Following the Vice-Presidential debate, I thought this appropriate.

I’M BIDEN MY TIME
(To tune of “I’m Biding my Time,” by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin)

I’m Biden my time
You know the kind of guy I’-m
Whatever I am thinking
I’ll tell you without blinking
I’m Biden my time

I’m Biden, and true
I’ll pull no wool over you
With Romney or with Ryan
Shenanigans you’re buyin’
Scares me, what they’d do

This year, this year
Comes a big election
Next year, next year
Hangs on your selection

I’m Biden my time
You know the kind of guy I’-m
As honest as your mama
Believe and trust Obama
I’m Biden my time.

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MAKING ELECTIONS DUMB

MAKING ELECTIONS DUMB
 (To tune of, “Taking a Chance on Love,” by Vernon Duke & John La Touche)

 Here they go again
The  campaign trumpets blow again
Watch the  show again
Making elections dumb

See them vie again
Accuse and then deny again
Campaigning lie for lie again
Making elections dumb

You’d think we’d learn from the last time
Are we dumber than goats?
To them this game is a past time
And the race is on for votes

Oh what gall again
Assaulted in the fall again
We’re made to watch them brawl again
Making elections dumb

Additional verses
We’re, unimpressed again
The candidates undressed again
Making us feel depressed again
From this election numb

All put out again
From that November doubt again
What was it all about again?
Making elections dumb

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WE ARE THE CLOWNS

WE ARE THE CLOWNS
(To tune of “Send in the Clowns,” by Stephen Sondheim from “A Little Night Music (1973))

A Fine debate
Top of the heap
Obama looked presidential
Or was he asleep?
Talk of the town
Who are the clowns?

Well, was it great?
As seen from afar
If Romney had been selling cars
He’d be the star
Talk of the town
Who are the clowns?

What did we learn?
Logic defies
One candidate saying nil
One telling lies
Behind the podiums tall
Blue and red ties
That we learned naught
Should not surprise

Now we must wait
For the next time
Another chance to decide
Truth or a crime?
Talk of the town
Who are the clowns?

A fine debate?
Salient and sage?
More like a carnival show
There on the stage
Talk of the town
Who are the clowns?
Friend, we are the clowns

Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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THE G-O-P PLATFORM

THE G-O-P PLATFORM
(To tune of “The Rain in Spain,” by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe from “My Fair Lady”)

Verses
The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
The Ryan plan sounds great
All agree, all agree
There’s Medicare to hate
Pour the tea, pour the tea

The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
Tea partying feels nice
Pour the tea, some more tea
Todd Akin adds some spice
For the tea, for the tea

The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
All bring and share some guns
Sipping tea, sipping tea
Salute your right-wing sons
Over tea, over tea

The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
A toast to laissez-faire
Downing tea, foolish tea
The government strip bare
Over tea, over tea

Bridge
“What’s good about this tea?”
“You’ll be free, you’ll be free”
“If you mean poverty,
That’s not free, not to me”

Verses
The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
Who’s healthy in their wealth?
Buying tea, right-wing tea
Who’s on their own for health?
Offered tea, bitter tea

 The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
A cold free market hymn
For the tea, brutal tea
And those who cannot swim?
Swallow tea, drown in tea

The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
Who’d rather sip and drink?
Numbing tea, mindless tea
Feels pleasant not to think
Pour the tea, pour the tea

The G-O-P platform is mainly tea
The G-O-P platform is mainly tea

Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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