20 November 2008

KingCast jam of the day for Barack Obama and all World Leaders: Shipbuilding.

I mentioned Elvis Costello's Shipbuilding the other day, and since then I've been on an Elvis kick, all the way back to "Get Happy!!!" and even before then, but to me that is his best work, so much Motown in there it's crazy. I picked the Nimitz 'cos my old roomie in Va. Beach used to do accounting work for it and other large warships.

Honorable Mention: Prince, Ronnie talk to Russia, can't find it online though.
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Is it worth it
A new winter coat and shoes for the wife
And a bicycle on the boys birthday....

Its just a rumour that was spread around town
By the women and children
Soon well be shipbuilding

Well I ask you
The boy said dad theyre going to take me to task
But Ill be back by christmas
Its just a rumour that was spread around town

Somebody said that someone got filled in
For saying that people get killed in
The result of this shipbuilding

With all the will in the world
Diving for dear life
When we could be diving for pearls

Its just a rumour that was spread around town
A telegram or a picture postcard
Within weeks theyll be re-opening the shipyards
And notifying the next of kin
Once again

Its all we're skilled in
We will be shipbuilding
With all the will in the world
Diving for dear life
When we could be diving for pearls

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