Conservative Favorite Things (lyrics and vocals by Don Smith)

I wrote this about five years ago but re-recorded it with a voice track over an orchestral accompaniment. If you have a good voice, please contact me.

Click here for an animated version of this with guitar and vocal, sung by Scot Lee.

Tax cuts for rich people, torture, corruption,
Lies about weapons of ma-ass destruction.
Foreclosures, Katrina, signing statements, debt,
Walter Reed Hospital, suicidal vets.

Swift Boating, vote switching, voter suppression,
Diebold voting machines, stolen elections.
Rovian dirty tricks, Valerie Plame,
Politicized Justice. We’ve got no shame!

Four thousand soldiers, a million civilians,
died for the lies that’ll cost us three trillion.
Troops with poor armor, sent back yet again.
This war’s for oil, says Alan Greenspan.

When the wives grieve
When the kids cry
When the Dems get mad.
We simply repeat the “fight terrorism” lie
And then we don’t feel so bad.


Additional Verses

Kids got no health care, education is crappy
Police without funding make criminals happy.
Rich getting richer, more people getting poor,
Let’s cut funds for Head Start, What is it for?

Blackwater, Halliburton, profits unending,
Exhausted soldiers, deficit spending,
Kidnapping, wiretapping, Guantanamo Bay,
Neocon fantasies hold total sway.

Obsessive secrecy, domestic spying,
Suppression of evidence, science denying.
Congress uncaring, asleep at the wheel,
Media manipulation, what’s the big deal?

War was unnecessary, says Scott McClellan.
Mission Accomplished: $4.50 a gallon.
Big Oil handouts, Saudi coffers overflow.
Renewables unfunded, gas taxes kept low.

Sub-prime debacle, deregulated banking.
Bridges are collapsing, economy’s tanking.
Don’t worry, we’ll fix things as soon as we can:
We’re planning on having a war with Iran!

Music (c) Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers
Lyrics (c) Donald A. Smith (2007, 2012)