Hey hey! As Wandering Birds season gets fired up again, I’m pleased to share the lyrics here for our newest track, Boardin USA! which appears on the Music For Everyone comp, benefiting the ACLU and conceptualized by all-around great guy John Nolan. Super glad to be part of it. Dig the comp here On this track, the Wandering Birds are Derek Grant and Dan Tinkler. Anyway, here’s the lyrics. Fun fact: there’s a deeply hidden political statement contained in these here words. see if you can’t decipher it.
There’s a groovy new craze and it’s really, really making a scene, now
It can make you go totally nuts, if you know what I mean, now
All you need is a rag and a cold, dark room, a pitcher of water and some restraints too
just tie your dude down, baby, come and waterboard with me.
Well, he’ll cry and he’ll shake and he’ll tell you that it feels like he’s drowning
Then you say you’ll take the corpse of his son and throw it back where you found it.
And the next thing you know, he’ll be singing a tune.
Then you can cut him loose and send him back to his dune.
Yeah, you can hear the waterboarders screamin’ all over the bay
Well, I know it’s torture when the sun goes down
but I wanna know what they’re all thinkin’ about
Let’s take that 8 year old girl, and let’s strap her down
baby come and waterboard with me
When the sun comes up, I’m haunted by the screams and the shakin’
but that all fades when I smell you cooking eggs with some bacon
a little bit of breakfast and some coffee too
and a guy who’s got some explainin’ to do
he’s already starving and he’s black and he’s blue
and still he’s waterboarding all day.
Waterboard. Let’s do the waterboard.