Friday, November 07, 2003

Weird Al? Bah!

My friend Cathy and I (when we were coworkers) used to rewrite popular songs ala Weird Al to suit whatever was going on in the office or at the world at large, and one I did came back to me the other day, word for word. I inscribe it here, for the ages. It's based on the Paula Abdul hit, "Promise of a New Day." If you don't remember it, you are a lucky, lucky person.

(A little background: Back in the 90's, the state of Colorado amended its constitution to forbid localities to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. A few years later, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Amendment 2, saying that Colorado did not have the authority to allow certain kinds of discrimination but to forbid others. Hence this song.)

Promise of Some New Gays

Colorado's gonna have to adjust, 'cause Amendment 2 just bit the dust
What did the high court say?
Promise of some new gays
Homophobia it just took a fall, and though Scalia wants to kill us all
Looks like we'll have our day
Promise of some new gays

And so small-minded laws won't change the world, oh no
So the only promise is that gays in Denver will live and marry one another

See the lesbians all skiing the slopes? The Consitution crushed the bigots' hopes.
What did the high court say?
Promise of some new gays

And so small-minded laws won't change the world, oh no
So the only promise is that gays in Denver will live and marry one another

Now the drag-queens have the freedom to roam into Boulder and then call it home
I think they're going to stay
Promise of some new gays

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