December 23, 2009

Why William McKinley Sucked: The Song


#25. William McKinley

D, Em, C

I promised not to intervene
But you see, that’s not what I mean
‘cause now I see the benefit
of buying other governments

Cuba
Puerto Rico
Guam
and the Philippines

but I’m a good guy. Can’t you see?
‘cause Spain was even worse than we

Buy your enemies
Across the seas
Says William McKinley
I don’t want to rule your lives
But it’s the only way to make sure no one else can

2 comments:

Bobby teenager said...

Do you feel bad doing these songs about presidents who were assassinated? :-). You should throw in a bonus track...why MLK Jr. sucked. See what kind if response you get. :-) have a merry Christmas!

Eric Olsen said...

i was most nervous about lincoln. then again, he was one of the major reasons i wanted to write the book.

assassination's instantly put you in the infallible martyr camp, but that doesn't erase your foibles.

hmm, now i want to do MLK. but that's another kind of book perhaps.