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Obama 2012 Theme Song

Listening to a news report a couple weeks ago, about Tom Petty sending a cease and desist letter to the Bachmann campaign demanding they stop using “American Girl” as a theme song, I simply shook my head. What is it with celebrity twits? Do they project their own dimwittedness to all their fans? Does Petty really think people are so stupid as to assume using the song implies his endorsement of her campaign? Or is he just an insufferable pettifogger?

Anyway, I don’t want to get bogged down in that discussion. It’s pointless.

Later that day, or the next, I popped Neil Young’s “Sleeps With Angels” CD in the car and was soon listening to one of my favorites of his: Piece of Crap. As I shouted the tag line with each verse, loudly, it occurred to me that this could be Obama’s 2012 theme song. And we all know he wouldn’t get the same grief Bachmann did.

So I went home, found the words, then began writing my own. Here’s the original, with the new lyrics below.


Piece of Crap

Original Lyrics

Tried to save the trees
Bought a plastic bag
The bottom fell out
It was a piece of crap

Saw it on the tube
Bought it on the phone
Now you’re home alone
It’s a piece of crap

I tried to plug it in
I tried to turn it on
When I got it home
It was a piece of crap

Got it from a friend
On him you can depend
I found out in the end
It was a piece of crap

I’m trying to save the trees
I saw it on TV
They cut the forest down
To build a piece of crap

I went back to the store
They gave me four more
The guy told me at the door
It’s a piece of crap

Obama 2012 Lyrics

Tried to save the planet
Bought a plastic duce
The bottom fell out
It was a piece of crap

Saw it on the tube
Messianic overtone
Now you’re home alone
It’s a piece of crap

I thought this would begin
An epoch, utopian
But this hope and change
It was a piece of crap

Lemmings, me and friends
Believing he transcends
I found out in the end
It was a piece of crap

I’m trying to save the planet
Catechized by the TV
They razed the greatest country
To build a piece of crap

Fake leader, tinsel orator
Meretricious class warrior
Thinks he should get four more
It’s a piece of crap

Imagine this song blaring at every Obama campaign stop, with those majestic columns falling over in the background. It’s perfect.

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