Friday, February 17, 2006

Conservative Christian, Right Wing, Republican, Straight, White, American Males

Song lyrics as written and recorded by Todd Snider, from the album East Nashville Skyline

Todd Snider is a "folk singer", and I use the term loosely. He is well known and well respected in that genre, and while you may have never heard of him, he has written songs that you probably have heard. One of his most common is called "Beer Run". "B double E double R U N, Beer Run". Todd is hilarious - he's like a standup comedian in his commentary between songs, and his songs can be extremely funny, or very biting, or sometimes emotional. I heard this song today, thought it was hilarious, and thought I'd share it.

Conservative Christian, right wing Republican, straight, white, American male.
Gay bashin’, black fearin’, poor fightin’, tree killin’, regional leaders of the South
Frat housin’, keg tappin’, shirt tuckin’, back slappin’ haters of hippies like me.
Tree huggin’, peace lovin’, pot smokin’, porn watchin’ lazyass hippies like me.
Tree huggin’, love makin’, pro choicen, gay weddin’, widespread diggin’ hippies like me.
Skin color-blinded, conspiracy-minded, protestors of corporate greed,
We who have nothing and most likely will ‘till we all wind up locked up in jails
By conservative Christian, right wing Republican, straight, white, American males,.

Diamonds and dogs, boys and girls, living together in two separate worlds
Following leaders of mountains of shame, looking for someone to blame.

Diamonds and dogs, boys and girls, living together in two separate worlds
Following leaders of mountains of shame, looking for someone to blame.
I know who I like to blame:

Conservative Christian, right wing Republican, straight, white, American males,
Soul savin’, flag wavin’, Rush lovin’, land pavin’ personal friends to the Quayles
Quite diligently workin’ so hard to keep the free reins of this Democracy
From tree huggin’, peace lovin’, pot smokin’, barefootin’ folk-singin’ hippies like me.
Tree huggin’, peace lovin’, pot smokin’, porn watchin’ lazyass hippies like me.

8 comments:

The Queen said...

I LOVE it!! Is there somewhere on line that I can listen to it??

He is on the Bob and Tom show all the time and I always get that Beer Run song stuck in my head....LOL...

Jon said...

Queen - I own some Todd Snider CDs, but not this one. I heard it on Bootliquor radio, but you may have to listen for days, and listen through a lot of other stuff to hear it. If I owned it I'd send you the tune.

gen said...

fantastic! i was just going to ask the same question.. and i got my answer so quickly. :)

Lisa said...

Hi Jon, cool tune. Hope you are well!

steff81 said...

Interesting. And what are you if you find yourself agreeing with issues on both sides?

Are all those people that find themselves in the gray area of life less passionate about their beliefs than those that sit on the left or, God forbid, the right? Are they less educated or simply uniformed?

Interesting.

Jon said...

Steff - don't read too much into it. I just think it's humorous.

KSHIPPYCHIC said...

I FLUFFING LOVE IT!!! LMAO!

jane said...

Is that Quayles or Quails? ;)