(To the Tune: Supercalifragilistic)
You’ll be surprised to know that I don’t like the gratuitous use of profanity. I grew up in a household where I had it drilled in me, instilled in me, that “You just don’t use words like that!”
I once sang this song at a family gathering, just before my mother turned 80. She told me, “I want you to sing it for my friends at my 80th birthday party!” I thought she was nuts, but she was fully serious. So I sang it for a group of a dozen ‘oxygenarians’ at her party and they loved it. I hadn’t really performed the piece in public much, but I found out that obscenity is definitely in the ear of the beholder, as all of her friends loved it.
I am full believer in: “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.” That is so true with this song and so much other comedic satire. Intent is everything, and when I wrote this, I simply intended to make people laugh… at ourselves.
Warning: To those uncomfortable with curse words or swearing, no matter how artistically it is being presented, please be aware that this piece is for ‘mature’ audiences, depending of course, on one’s personal definition of mature.Download Lyrics (PDF)