Red State Music

Despite all their faults, the red states make some damn good music. We’re having a red state music evening here.

After dinner, I taught the kids to sing “Oh, Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz.” We skipped the Southern Comfort, but we got the screech right. But then I got stuck on what came after “Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a night on the town,” so I started rifling through our stacks of CDs for Pearl. Couldn’t find it, but came across all sorts of other good stuff that have gotten buried under the Raffi disks. We’ve got a Maria McKee CD on right now. Next up is Lucinda Williams.

3 thoughts on “Red State Music

  1. Of course red states make great music, what with their high divorce rates and rampant alcoholism and all. But if you want to party it is Blue States all the way whether its Beach Boys, RUN-DMC, or the Motown sound it’s all blue state.
    “oh lord won’t you buy me a night on the town/
    my friends all have Porches please don’t let me down/
    Prove that you love me and buy the next round/
    repeat first line.”
    I learned it at summer camp. In a red state.


  2. Except that’s not how it goes, quite–the Porches line is in reference to a mercedes benz. the correct version:
    oh lord won’t you buy me a night on the town/
    I’m counting on you lord, please don’t let me down/
    prove that you love me . . . etc.


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