OK, so this blog has nothing to do with books, and precious little to do with writing. But I just wrote this parody song about Gov. Sarah Palin, sang it last night (Oct. 14) at the monthly jam with the band, Los Train Wreck, here in San Francisco, and a guy asked for a copy of the lyrics so he could put them online.
Fine with me, but, the way things go, he's likely to post it without proper credit. So, here it is. And I lied about there not being any connection to books. Los Train Wreck is a band that features Kathi Kamen Goldmark, who's written a novel (And My Shoes Keep Walkin' Back to You), worked at HarperCollins SF, has her own space in the Red Room, and came up with the idea of the Rock Bottom Remainders, the all-best-selling-authors garage band. She plays guitar and sings with Los Train Wreck, and her significant other is keyboardist/harp player Sam Barry, who still works at HarperCollins and is the brother of a guy named Dave.
OK. Time to sing along. Think Doris Day!
HEY, SARAH, SARAH!
When she was just a little girl
She asked her mother "What’s my fu-ture?
Will I be pretty, will I be rich?"
Here’s what Mom said to her:
"Hey, Sarah, Sarah,
Alaska is where you’ll be
I’m sure that you will succeed
Hey Sarah, Sarah …Just be sure to read!"
When she was young, and in high school,
and in Wasilla, she looked ahead
She asked her counselor, "What will I be?"
Here’s what her counselor said:
"Hey, Sarah, Sarah
Wasilla’s own mayor you’ll be
You’ll then join the G.O.P
Hey, Sarah, Sarah . You’ll make history!"
She became governor of her state
With so much power, it hurt her brain
And then one evening she got a call
It was from John McCain:
"Hey, Sarah, Sarah,
Won’t you please be my VP?
I need a female, you see,"
So, Sarah, Sarah, said "You betcha!" with glee
And now she’s standing on a bridge,
A bridge to nowhere, with Joe Sixpack
This barracuda just smiles and winks
Taking another kickback
Hey, Sarah, Sarah
Sayin’ "Joe, there you go again!"
A heartbeat away, "my friends,"
Hey, Sarah, Sarah, This could be the end!
Hey, Sarah, Sarah!
Coda: In case the Governor's lawyers were singing along, I was just kidding about the kickbacks there, ha ha! Just needed a rhyme... One fellow jammer came up afterwards at El Rio, the bar in the Mission District where the jam takes place. "I'm from Alaska," he said. "Thanks for the song!" I say thanks for Sarah Palin. As absolutely frightening is the thought of her being anywhere near the White House (except maybe as a tourist), it's been fun having her around...
"What do you read?" "Oh, anything and everything." Priceless ...
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