Mudcat Café message #875067 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #56023   Message #875067
Posted By: The Shambles
26-Jan-03 - 06:23 AM
Thread Name: PEL – Robb Johnson on R3, 1215h, 26/1.
Subject: RE: PEL – Robb Johnson on R3, 1215h, 26/1.
Robb has kindly agreed for his new song to be circulated.

A New Song (Have You Got A License?)

Have you got a license for that song, sir,
Is it one the quaint old people used to sing,
That we've collected stuffed & mounted in a museum,
Like a butterfly with pins stuck through each wing.
But if you want the very latest culture
we promise you big screens in every bar
& you can watch the latest entertainment
& sing along la la la la la la.
But a new song…
that could be dangerous…
something might go wrong…
Have you got a license
for that song?

No, we've no objection to you talking,
But the things the quaint old people used to say,
We keep them safe & sound in universities
Though you can't afford to go there nowadays.
But if you want the very latest wisdom,
we promise you a media filled with stars
& you can learn the art of being famous:
the secret is you just go blah blah blah.
But a new song
might start you thinking
there's more to life than sport…
Have you got a license
for that thought?

No, we've no objection to you dreaming
But the dreams the quaint old people used to share
Have all been topped & tailed to fit the adverts
& the chance you might become a millionaire.
Now if you want the very latest model,
Now if you want the very latest style,
repeat this after me now, all together:
I am not a number, & don't forget the smile..
But a new song
might start you singing
in your own voice,
& that would never do.
Have you got a license
to be you?

Words and music by Robb Jonhson 2003