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Fri, Oct. 18th, 2013, 11:31 am
Ted Cruz Crazy

Good morning! Here, have a song. From an idea by Bruce Adelsohn. Thanks to Zander Nyrond and Blind Lemming Chiffon for suggesting lyrical tweaks.

Ted Cruz Crazy
Words: © by Tom Smith
Music: "Tom Cruise Crazy" by Jonathan Coulton

Music video for the original song:



Ted Cruz is so in love with freedom
At least all his people tell him so
Hates the poor and doesn't want to feed 'em,
Thinks Obamacare just has to go,
But a functioning government sucked out his compassion,
Good thing he's not Canadian anymore

Ted Cruz is Ted Cruz crazy
Just be glad it's him not you
If you had Ted Cruz's ego
You might be Ted Cruz crazy too
You'd flash your big white phony smile
You'd break Congress's rules
(alternate: "You'd dominate the news")
And you'd be the only man on Earth
Who didn't hate Ted Cruz
Oh no, you wouldn't despise Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is always getting odder
He knows he'll never be that sane again
And when Ted Cruz looks for cannon fodder
He sees the welfare queens and union men
He knows someday he'll have to play
A very subtle race card,
He reads "Green Eggs and Ham" and gets it wrong

Ted Cruz is Ted Cruz crazy
Just be glad it's him not you
If you had Ted Cruz's viewpoint
You might be Ted Cruz crazy too
You'd threaten the economy
While your colleagues drink their booze
And you'd be the only man on Earth
Who could even stand Ted Cruz
Oh yeah, you wouldn't loathe Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz thinks somewhere there's a place for him
But he's not of this world anymore...

Somewhere in his White House playset
Poor Ted Cruz sits staring at the wall
A voice speaks in his head, and he obeys it
He never fails to heed its call
There are millions who know his name
Everybody hates him
Guess he's just not making himself clear...

Ted Cruz is Ted Cruz crazy
Just be glad it's him not you
If you had Ted Cruz's ambitions,
You might be Ted Cruz crazy too
You'd stomp and scramble over folks
Who have much more to lose
And you'd be the only man on Earth
Who didn't despise Ted Cruz
Oh no, you wouldn't much like Ted Cruz.

This entry was originally posted at http://filkertom.dreamwidth.org/1641537.html. You may comment there or here, although LJ tends to have a livelier conversation at this time.

Fri, Oct. 18th, 2013 03:51 pm (UTC)
alverant

Funny! You should record it. I hope you have fun at ConCord!

ETA
It's good to see you again.

Edited at 2013-10-18 07:34 pm (UTC)

Fri, Oct. 18th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
filkertom

Yeah, sorry -- using my Mom's computer for a week was a pain. But now I has actual good hotel internet!

Fri, Oct. 18th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
alverant

I can imagine. I'm not looking forward to using my laptop for the trips I'm taking next month. I've heard some scary things about hotel internet that makes me think that there are times it's better to do without. (Or at least find a Starbucks with free wi-fi and stay long enough to check email.)

Fri, Oct. 18th, 2013 04:29 pm (UTC)
emiofbrie

Yes, record it. Would be easy to do, too, as Coulton has his karaoke tracks on Creative Commons.

Fri, Oct. 18th, 2013 05:39 pm (UTC)
bayushisan: Record This

Definitely record this. It's a great riff on what's going on man, and it's funny.

Also the video posted was a little jarring lol the only one I'd seen for this song previously was on Spiff World's channel (who unfortunately doesn't make machinma videos anymore :( ) Still love the song though . :)

Fri, Oct. 18th, 2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
ladypoetess

I spent a couple moments being terribly confused when I read the title on the video, and it didn't quite match the song I was reading. I guess I skipped over the part that indicated this was a filk at the beginning. Teach me to internet before the caffeine kicks in. >.>;