"Levi Johnston's Blues"

Speaking of Levi Johnston, have you heard "Levi Johnston's Blues," written by novelist Nick Hornby and rock star Ben Folds? Listen to Ben Folds's demo of the song (lyrics below):

Woke up this morning, what do I see?
Three thousand cameras, pointed at me
Dude says, "You Levi?" I'm like, "Yes, that's me, sir"
"Well, you've just knocked up the VP nominee's daughter"

So I tell him, "No, you got it wrong, mister,
Already got a girl, and her name's Bristol"
They all laugh and say, "Where you been, sonny?
Your mother-in-law's a heartbeat from the presidency"

So I say, "Mother-in-law, no, we ain't getting married"
They say, "Soon you will, boy, she just announced it"
I get on my dirt bike and ride to my girl's home
Gonna lay down the law, tell her what's going on
I'm a fuckin' redneck, I live to hang out with the boys
Play some hockey, do some fishing, and kill some moose
I like to shoot the shit and do some chillin', I guess
Ya fuck with me, and I'll kick your ass

So we talk and it turns out we don't believe in abortion
And sex outside marriage is against our religion
And when I try to tell them I'm 18-years-old
They say, "Levi, it's too late, you gotta do as you're told"

1 comment:

  1. Dude, that was actually brilliant. I love Hornby.