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#1156979 - 09/26/19 02:03 PM Liberals Crawled Out of the Ocean  
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So I read this article Mark posted in another thread and then Randy Newman and John Prine started singing this to me in my brain and so I knocked this off in short order...meant to be in the fanciful, humorous style of "Jesus: The Missing Years" by John Prine...


Liberals Crawled Out of the Ocean

We're punching chads for who we like
but wait, could be more to it
studies show that it's our genes
that make us wanna do it
all that raw ancestral stuff
in our genes and limbic brains
scientific studies show
that it's a hellbound train

going back in time,
back to the primordial slime....to when..

liberals crawled out of the ocean
conservatives crawled out of the sea
and they've been going at it
they've been going at it
they've been going at it
since the dawn of history

liberals, out of the big blue ocean
said let's abolish billy clubs and rocks
then conservatives beat the crap out of them
bringing on the very first peace talks

out of a stormy sea crawled the conservatives
booby trapped their caves, drank lots of tea
said stay off our sweet land or we will club you
we really just want you to leave us be..cuz

liberals crawled out of the ocean
conservatives crawled out of the sea
and they've been going at it
they've been going at it
they've been going at it
since the dawn of history

(Instrumental with donkey brays and elephant's trumpeting)

and though tens of thousands of years have gone by
nothing's really changed, just scenery
as I stand here ready to..punch a chad
some ancient voice
in the back of my head
says "yes on 23" ..cuz

liberals crawled out of the ocean
conservatives crawled out of the sea
and they've been going at it
they've been going at it
they've been going at it
since the dawn of history

Last edited by Michael Zaneski; 09/26/19 02:16 PM.

Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)
from the song "Songs of Love"
from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1156980 - 09/26/19 02:27 PM Re: Liberals Crawled Out of the Ocean [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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That's great, Mike. Slick but warm and feelgood, with a real lightness of touch. I can't wait to hear those donkeys and elephants.

#1158605 - 11/14/19 12:41 AM Re: Liberals Crawled Out of the Ocean [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Hi Again Mike,
Back from the songwriting hinterlands to see whose up to what. This one is very good. I was wondering if you could change "Sea" to "Eden", we all know most conservatives are creationists and so many left wingers are evolutionists. I thought you were touching one that when I read the first line. Either way, I like it.

Have a goodun,

John W. Selleck BMI Songwriter
A day without learning is a day lost


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