Thursday, 13 November 2008

Mr President

Here's some song lyrics I wrote influenced by the Nixon/Watergate scandal in 1974 but it's really about the most powerful man in the World being subservient to the most powerful democracy in the World

Mr President

Don't threaten me you creeps
I'm on the outside
As creator I'm above your goddam law
I've bugged you all but don't you dare to bug me
I'm Mr Big-you'll only lose for sure
Oh minions, don't point your ink stained fingers
Everything I did was for the good
I'm really Mr for the cameras
It's just that I'm a man misunderstood

My tapes will only tell you
What I want them to
As mentor, I know what is good for you
I grimmaced and you fools thought I was smiling
I lied and you mistook it for the truth
The World, you know, is full of trouble makers
The Commy must be killed before he runs
I'm really Mr Peace...ful of intentions
I've ended wars before with my big guns

Middle eight

Who's sown the seeds of disillusion?
Who's thrown the dream into confusion?
And who?
Who's wreaking havoc in my town?
Who's blown the gaff?
They'll have to change the staff
Now the people know what happens when the blinds come down

Don't take me on
You'll only suffer two fold
The farmer boy has left the plough behind
You're not man enough for live in darkness
Don't you know what farmers do to mice that's blind
Have you seen my interviews in all the papers?
The fools who put me down now pay my way
I'm really Mr in retirement
Did you catch my TV show yesterday?

Jon Bratton copyright 1975
You have the tunes, I supply you with the words. When the completed song is published and earns royalties, or any other monetary return, will appropriate royalties, per the industry standard, become payable to me, the copyright owner Jon Bratton

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