song of the day 10/15

ben folds and nick hornby, well-known author of high fidelity and about a boy, have collaborated on a song about levi johnston, of all people. (apparently, he’s going to be in playgirl? gross.)

the song is supposed to:

“[offer]” up an imagining of the moment that Levi first realized that he had knocked up his girlfriend and would soon be marched off to the Republican National Convention, to be one of the two uncomfortable teens in a Shotgun Marriage For America, presided over by John McCain.”

here’s “levi johnston’s blues”- music by ben folds, words by nick hornby

and of course, the lyrics:

Woke up this morning, what do I see?
Three thousand cameras, pointing at me,
Dude says, You Levi?, I’m like, Yes, that’s me sir,
Well, you’ve knocked up the VP nominee’s daughter

So I tell him, No, you got it wrong, mister,
Already with a girl, and her name’s Bristol
They all laugh and say, where you been, sonny?
Your mother-in-law’s a heartbeat from the presidency

I say, Mother-in-law? No, we ain’t getting married
They say you will be soon, boy, she just announced it
I get on my dirt-bike, ride to my girl’s home
I’m gonna lay down the law, tell her what’s going on

CHORUS:
I’m a f*ckin’ redneck, I live to hang out with the boys
Play some hockey, do some fishing, kill some moose
I like to shoot the sh*t and do some chillin’, I guess
Ya fuck with me and I’ll kick your ass

So we talk and it turns out we don’t believe in abortion
And sex outside marriage is against our religion
And when I try to tell them I’m eighteen years old
They say Levi, it’s too late, you gotta do as you’re told

CHORUS
I’m a f*ckin’ redneck, I live to hang out with the boys
Get on my snowboard, do some fishing, kill some moose
I like to shoot the sh*t and do some chillin’, I guess
Ya f*ck with me and I’ll kick your ass

(via the huffington post)

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~ by CJL on October 15, 2009.

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