Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Ode to Mrs. Mary Jo

I really miss Mary Jo who used to scour me regularly in the anti-Ogden blog, http://www.ogdentruthsquad.blogspot.com/ as well as in comments on various blogs. I wrote this song about "her" today. Please sing to the tune of Mrs. Robinson. My apologies to Simon & Garfunkel.

And here's to you, Mary Jo,
Tom John loves you more than you will know. (Wo wo wo).
Bob Grand and Joe Loftus bless you please, Mary Jo
Heaven holds a special place for those Republicans upon whom you prey. (Hey hey hey, hey hey hey).

We'd like to know a little bit about you for our files.
We'd like to help you learn honesty yourself.
Look around you, all you see are disapproving eyes.
Stroll around the city and feel the anger at the CIB.

And here's to you, Mary Jo,
Tom John loves you more than you will know. (Wo wo wo).
Bob Grand and Joe Loftus bless you please, Mary Jo.
Heaven holds a special place for those Republicans upon whom you prey. (Hey hey hey, hey hey hey).

Hide yourself in a hiding place, where a blogger never goes.
Put yourself in another county just away.
It's a little Republican secret, just between you and I.
Most of all, you've got to hide it from Republican voters.

Coo coo ca-choo, Mary Jo,
Tom John loves you more than you will know (Wo wo wo).
Bob Grand and Joe Loftus bless you please, Mary Jo,
Heaven holds a special place for those Republicans upon whom you prey. (Hey hey hey, hey hey hey).

Sitting in a committee hearing on a Monday afternoon,
Hearing the councilors debate,
Laugh about it, Shout about it, you think you've won the game,
Trouble is every way you look at it you lose.

Where have you gone, Mary Jo.
The corporate elites turn their greedy eyes to you. (ooo ooo ooo).
What's that you say, Mary Jo?
"Your integrity has left and gone away?" (Hey hey hey, hey hey hey).

7 comments:

varangianguard said...

Ow-ow-ow! That hurts my ears. If you're going to use existing tunes, try to stay with the count. Better yet? Stick with (non-musical) law.

lol

Paul K. Ogden said...

I reviewed the lyrics to the song, and frankly there were a couple lines in the song that didn't seem to fit the tempo, e.g. the line about keeping things from the kids, for example. That's where I had the most problem.

Of course, I was going off of memory regarding the song, so I'm sure they flowed better in the song than they appeared in the written lyrics.

While there are some rough areas, I thought there were some stellar stanzas though. I thought the last two, for example, were pretty good. I won't quit the day job though.

varangianguard said...

Content over context, eh? Should have stuck with free form poetry, then. ;)

Paul K. Ogden said...

Well I did have to try to work Grand and Loftus both into it. That messed that line up a bit.

I read about Simon being interviewed about the song. It turns out he's a big Mickey Mantle fan, but used Dimaggio instead because of the count on the syllables.

HOOSIERS FOR FAIR TAX said...

We need that recorded, Paul!

I confronted Mary Jo in the hallway outside the city council auditorium last night.

I admonished her and said, "BOY! I got your IP address and I can trace you down on google map to the exact house you are in!?

Mary Jo's reply was, "Yes Ma'am".

She's a good girl for now.

Diana Vice said...

That was SOOOO funny. I'm LMAO!!!

Paul K. Ogden said...

I don't like these two lines:

Stroll around the city and feel the anger at the CIB.

Most of all, you've got to hide it from Republican voters.

Any suggestions, please send to me.