Posted by: cosmicgarden | December 13, 2009

Three Strikes, You’re Out (for Rush Limbaugh)

Thanks to KPFT’s Larry Winters and his Spare Change show for turning me on to Buddy Tabor. I looked around and was not able to find where to buy the album ‘Edge of Despair: Children’s Album’ so I will have to be patient and wait for it to come to me.

“Somebody at one of my concerts in March or February said I should have a children’s record,” Tabor said. “His 10-year-old said, ‘I don’t think so Daddy. After the first song, all the kids would be crying.’ “

I really enjoyed listening to his Blinding Flash of Light (with apologies to Bob Dylan) song too. I don’t think any apologies to Bob are necessary, indeed I’m glad Bob wasn’t the last one. Some of BT’s other songs available here.

Veterans for Peace has a CD Wounded Doves for sale with one of his songs on it.

Buddy Tabor sang it true:

Ole Limbaugh’s out of rehab

And he got stoned again

Snortin’ oxycontin

It was his closest friend

He’d crush up those little pills

And shove ‘em up his nose

That’s why they call him Rush

And now at last you know

They say the law is equal

But you know that that’s a lie

Cause if you’re rich and white

The courts will always let it slide

But if you’re poor and stoned

Then jail will be your home

So unless you’re Betty Ford

You better leave those drugs alone

When Rush would hit the airwaves

Cruelty was his game

He said he didn’t care

When Curt Cobain blew out his brains

Cause Cobain was an addict

The dregs of society

Now the tables turned

And Rush it seems

Needs our sympathy

They say the law is equal

But you know that that’s a lie

Cause if you’re rich and white

The courts will always let it slide

But if you’re poor and stoned

Then jail will be your home

So unless you’re Betty Ford

You better leave those drugs alone

When Rush has finally OD’d

What will the dittos do

They’ll have to try to think for themselves

I know it’s hard to do

We’ve all got pain and sorrow

That is our common bond

So instead of hate

Lend a helpin’ hand

To help the weak ones on

They say the law is equal

But you know that that’s a lie

Cause if you’re rich and white

The courts will always let it slide

But if you’re poor and stoned

Then jail will be your home

So unless you’re Betty Ford

You better leave those drugs alone

So unless you’re Betty Ford

You better leave those drugs alone


Responses

  1. Here’s the video I made of some of my mushing pictures using a Buddy Tabor song.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/1stimestar?feature=mhw5#p/a/u/1/p2KP9t4FH3g

  2. I was just listening to spare change and heard a song off of Buddy Tabor’s Edge of Despair album and I couldn’t find out where to buy it either! i will have to settle with discovering all his other work first, which i’m sure will be wonderful too!

  3. If you ever find it, Anna let us know!


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