Thursday, October 30, 2008

Crawl Back To Crawford

The Blue State Cowboys offer their musical farewell to George W. Bush.

(Matt Farmer)

Well, for eight long years we’ve been payin’ your rent
But now your lease done run
And all our money’s been spent
So pack up your bags
And take a last look around
At how you drove a great nation straight into the ground

And don’t let the door
Hit you in the ass on the way out
Don’t bother with the goodbyes
Just make sure that you stay out
There ain’t no need to call
No need to write
We don’t even need you to turn out the light
Just crawl back to Crawford, brother
Promise that you’ll leave us alone

Every step of the way, your story’s been the same
Just cruisin’ through the world
On your daddy’s name
You had the oilmen friends
You had the Skull and Bones
But it never would have happened if your name was Jones



Slam dunk, privatize, deregulate
Tax cuts, trickle down
The politics of hate
Flag pin, waterboard
Intelligent design
You were handed your throne by just five of the nine

Thanks to my friend Don Grayless (pictured below) for recording this song on short notice.

Thanks, too, to my music-making friends Brian Wilkie (guitar), Stevie Doyle (guitar), Peter Strand (bass), Peter Manis (Drums), Diana Laffey (background vocals), and Gerald McClendon (background vocals) for their work on this tune.

Unfortunately, we couldn't get The St. Louis Horns to town in time to record with us -- not that they would have even wanted to get involved with these partisan antics . . . .


Kristin Lems said...

GREAT the music and the images - love the lyrics and the final photo. Let's hope he doesn't start another war or declare martial law in his last two months...let's hope he spends his retirement in rehab, then in prison!!

Rob said...

Hey, at least ONE St. Louis horn would have gotten in on the partisan antics--don't want your readers to get the wrong impression.

Rob said...

How's the inaugural gig coming? Make sure you include hotel - otherwise we'll spend $50K for a $300 gig....