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Cold War Twist

Rob Lincoln
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[1985]
Lyrics & Music by Rob Lincoln
Combination of Tom Lehrer and Elvis, with some acoustic Four Seasons thrown in.

"Originally one of the first songs I wrote in 1975 about the Nixon / Ford administrations, it was "updated" during the Reagan years. I leave out the lyrics on the recording about Reagan (see in parentheses below), but I do add a nod to Vlad Putin as GW attempts to get the cold war started again for financial purposes. Lots of money to be made!"
There's an old dance that I want you to do
And it's for everyone who is red, white and blue
And it's all right, we'll sleep tight
We're doing the cold war twist.

Even liberal Democrats can do it with ease
It's easier than signing those SALT treaties.
And it's all right, we'll sleep tight
We're doing the cold war twist.

Ah oo-oooh
Oh won't you dance in the fallout -shelters with me
We're gonna make the world safe for a free economy.
And it's all right we'll sleep tight
We're doing the cold war twist.

Now close your eyes and don't hold hands
I'll teach you how to do that cold war dance
And it's all right we'll sleep tight
We're doing the cold war twist.

Take one step backwards and shake your fists
Stick out your tongue and wiggle your hips
And it's all right we'll sleep tight
We're doing the cold war twist.

Ah oo-oooh
Oh won't you dance in the fallout -shelters with me
We're gonna make the world safe for a free economy
And it's all right we'll sleep tight
We're doing the cold war twist.

(Now Ronald Reagan he love's that old beat
but it's friendly Casper (1) who's got the real quick feet
And its all right we'll sleep tight
We're doing that cold war twist)

Lie lie lies lies etc.
And it's all right we'll sleep tight
We're doing the cold war twist.

Now soon we'll be twisting up in outer space
But don't think Vlad won't keep up the pace
And it's all right we'll sleep tight
We're doing the cold war twist.
Oh yes – And it's all right we'll sleep tight
We're doing the cold war twist

Not left – it's all right we'll sleep tight
We're doing that cold war twist.
Notes

(1) "friendly Casper" referred -of course- to Casper Weinberger.

Contributed by giorgio - 2010/11/20 - 08:49



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