2021 Nov 21, 7:03pm
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Anything Goes 2020-2021New verses to Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” (1934), written by Alex Eulenberg, October-November 2021(introductory verse)Times have changedSince the colonists dumped their teaShouting, “tyrants, don’t tread on me!”And established democracyIf todayThey claimed rights held self-evident:Speech, religion, or privacy —They’d be fired by the president!* What once was just a cough and sniffle now makes people act as if we’ll all die: “Oh noes!”Anything Goes!Good health officials now inspire us to stay home by crying “virus!” and canc’ling shows!Anything Goes!Compliance is bravery nowFreedom’s slavery nowSelf-expression nowIs aggression nowYour trusty guidelines nowAre on the sidelines nowOverturned as the wind blows!With smiles and handshakes deemed offensive we’re looking at common sense in its final throes!Anything Goes!* When the A.C.L.U. sides with vipers who make kids in school wear diapers upon their nose,Anything Goes!When those who swear “first do no harm” are insisting we take Big Pharma’s next myst’ry dose,Anything Goes!If spikes on proteins they wantFrom vaccines they wantBy mandate they wantIn each state they wantCensored views they wantAnd empty pews they wantThen who will dare oppose?When friends and loved ones with insistence say “kindly maintain a distance of two stones’ throws,”Anything Goes!* When sticking to what’s tried and true to relieve symptoms of the flu means you’re “one of those,”Anything goes!When natural grocery shopping lines have cute floor markings to define where to place your toes,Anything Goes!So if no packed halls you wantBut Zoom calls you wantApps to trace you wantEvery case you wantAnd passports you wantFor watching sports you wantSee how fascism just grows!So raise your head and show you’re not a fool:Speak up, reject each rotten rule they impose!Anything Goes!
Patrick, sure the girl in black wasn't trying to get your attention? 😀
WineHorror1 saysPatrick, sure the girl in black wasn't trying to get your attention? 😀While Patrick got his eyes on the girl in green.
Eman saysWineHorror1 saysPatrick, sure the girl in black wasn't trying to get your attention? 😀While Patrick got his eyes on the girl in green.Oh like you didn't?(Don't feel bad, man, she's pretty hot.)