Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Favorite Satirical Song

Over on The Art of Getting By Janet asked her readers what their favorite satirical song is.

My favorite satire song is the late Kevin Gilbert's Goodness Gracious off his 1995 solo album Thud. Gilbert was an exceptional lyricist and this song has even more truth to it today than it did when he wrote and recorded it back in 1995:

Goodness Gracious is there nothing left to say?

When the ones that get to keep looking

are the ones that look away

It's pabulum for the sleepers
in the cult of brighter days

Goodness Gracious at the mercy of the crooks
We're broke and stroking vegetables
and there's way too many cooks
In every pot a pink slip, In every mouth a hook
Goodness Gracious I'm not listening anymore
Cause the spooks are in the White House
and they've justified a war
So wake me when they notify
we're gonna fight some more
Goodness Gracious not many people care
Concern is getting scarcer
true compassion really rare
I can see it on our faces. I can feel it in the air
Goodness Gracious me.
Goodness Gracious my generation's lost
They burned down all our bridges
before we had a chance to cross
Is it the winter of our discontent or just an early frost?
Goodness Gracious of apathy I sing
The baby boomers had it all and wasted everything
Now recess is almost over
and they won't get off the swing
Goodness Gracious we came in at the end
No sex that isn't dangerous, no money left to spend
We're the cleanup crew for parties
we were too young to attend
Goodness Gracious me.

Goodness Gracious my grandma used to say
The world's a scary place now,
things were different in her day
What horrors will be commonplace
when my hair starts to grey?

What, in your opinion, are the best satire songs?

Just to clarify, the songs need not be spoofs or remakes and/or they can be tongue in cheek or sarcastic. Really anything that has made you chuckle over the years for whatever reason, will probably suffice.


Sharon GR said...

I hadn't thought of that song in a while.

Ain't it the truth, tho.

Janet said...

I hadnt thought of that song in well, ever. Damn you guys are good!:)