Can you name a song with a President?
Hey now good people. Knowing how much Neil Young just "loved" tricky Dicky Nixon, can you name a song with a president or even a presidential candidate's name in it?
"even Richard Nixon has got soul...."
Please give examples: links, lyrics or better yet...both! Thanks all.
MrStar: nice! You're so bad*ss!
W&S: nice to see ya. Thanks for the link. I'm diggin it.
AtS: thanks for "editing" my question. Great song!
Trixie: as always, love your choices. Man, Dicky Nixon was just everywhere wasn't he?
Bryce: excellent song ;)
Lucy Blue: nice. I was considering that song myself but went with the softer side of Neil. Been singing your choice most of the morning ;)
kls81: nice list. Don't worry about "thinking outside the box" w/examples. I like that ;)
Mike H: hey, hon. LOVE that Dion song!
Kym: was waitin for someone to name that Ramones tune. Nice work!
B.F.: hey, doll. I love that cd from Neil. Yup, "loves" Bush as much as Nixon :) Even made the reference to him on "Rockin In the Free World"..."we got a 1,000 points of light, for the homeless man". And yes, Neil can be hard on selection when it come to YouTube.
PeePaw: thanks for answering. Good list.
Mixer 2: love that you added Mr. Cash to this list. Thanks.
Cheetah: nice list as usual. Loved the link to the Costello song. My thanks, girl.
((((Kelly)))) was waitin for you doll. Knew this would be right up your alley. I'm not an overly big fan of GnR but really dig this song. Love the beginning lines from Cool Hand Luke in it as well. Thanks hon.
Colin: nice choice. I forget that Billy song. Thanks to you.
@peace: don't apologize for filling me on how this song came about. You're right, the Ramones rock! Saw them twice in my life and loved every moment of it :)
mark j: nice. Adam & the Ants...god, haven't heard anyone on Y!A mention them. He was so rad back in the day.
- Trixie DelightLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
Young Americans - David Bowie:
"Do you remember, your President Nixon?"
And this little gem off the Hair soundtrack -
Yes, I's Finished/Abie Baby:
"I's free now, thanks to yo', Massa Lincoln, emancipator of the slaves..."
- Colin WholiganLv 710 years ago
Billy Joel-We Didn't Start The Fire
The lyrics basically mention every President from Truman to Reagan!
The Eagles-On The Border
The lyrics have been seen as a critique of the Nixon administration,in fact the "Say goodnight Dick" bit at the end tag,can also be interpreted as a parting shot to Nixon because he was on his way out!
- 10 years ago
The Ramones - Bonzo Goes To Bitburg
- Beatle fanaticLv 710 years ago
Happy Friday Stella!
Another Neil Young song "Lookin' For a Leader" from his 2006 album "Living with War" has these lyrics:
"Someone walks among us
And I hope he hears the call
And maybe it's a woman
Or a black man after all
Yeah maybe it's Obama
But he thinks that he's too young
Maybe it's Colin Powell
To right what he's done wrong"
Sorry, but couldn't find it on Youtube
The whole album criticises the George W. Bush administration..
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- TrickztaLv 510 years ago
Line 'em up - James Taylor
Al Stewart - Warren Harding
Southside Johnny - Hard to Find
Elton John - Postcards From Richard Nixon
- Patmua6Lv 710 years ago
Mr. Garfield , Johnny Cash
20th President of the United States
- CheetahLv 710 years ago
Eisenhower Blues - Elvis Costello
My money's gone, the fun is gone
The way things look I can't be here long
Oh oh oh I got the Eisenhower Blues
Thinking about me and you and what on earth are we gonna do?
(It's a cover of a 1954 song by J.B. Lenoir)
Here's the original - I can't find Costello's cover version.
Ronnie, Talk To Russia - Prince
- kls81Lv 510 years ago
They Might Be Giants, James K. Polk:
I know this version better (and it's a bit poppier):
Warren Zevon, Veracruz ("I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns; I heard Maria crying"):
- written by Zevon and longtime collaborator Jorge Calderon, set during the American occupation of the city in 1914.
Billy Bragg & Wilco, Stetson Kennedy:
Going a bit off R&P for this one, but in the musical 'Little Orphan Annie' there is a song called 'We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover.' Judge for yourself if it's genuinely thankful:
- AtS- AbraxasLv 710 years ago
Country Joe McDonald with Grootna "Tricky Dicky"
Hi! Saw your edit, so here are the Lyrics as ordered!! :)
Late last night I was watchin' the tube
When I saw the most incredible thing
They built a new mechanical man
Looked just like a human being.
I started to become terrified,
Good God it was makin' me sick
And then I began to realize
It was no one but Tricky Dick.