Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Goverment Can by Tim Hawkins

The following YouTube video is great. But its great because the song is good. While its a good song (even maybe a very good song), its not a awesome song. Its your standard right wing media type song that you would hear on Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, The Schnitt Show, etc etc. However what makes this video great is Tim Hawkins. He is the guy in the video. His acting in the video is phenomenal. At first it looks a bit childish with cheesy green screen tricks, but all in all its fabulous. The key thing that I think is so unbelievable is the incredible facial expressions that Tim has. 

What I noticed in my experience of doing plays and videos is that no one really knows what makes a person laugh. You can have it all on paper and it's hilarious, but then when you show it it's a dead brick. To find that nitch that actually makes people laugh is a real talent. After seeing this video, I really believe that Tim Hawkins has some extraordinary talent. (Now whether or not he will choose to use it properly is a whole different ballgame.)

(Hey everybody! Gather 'round! I'm here to give you anything you like! You want a car, money, mortages?! Whatever you like! You have come to the right place! Why? I'll tell you why!)

Who can take your money? (Who can take your money?)
With a twinkle in their eye? (With a twinkle in their eye?)
Take it all away and
Give it to some other guy

The Government (the Government)
The Government can! (The Government can!)

Who can tax the Sun rise? (Who can watch the Sun rise?)
Who can tax the trees? (Who can touch the trees?)
Let you run a business and
Collect up all the fees


The Government can 'cause
They mix it up with lies and
Make it all taste good! (Make it all taste good!)

The Government takes
Everything we make
To pay for all of their "sollutions"
Healthcare, Climate Change, Pollution
(Throw away the Constitution)

Who can give a bailout? (Who can give a bailout?)
Tell us to behave? (Tell us to behave?)
Make the Founding Fathers
Roll over in their graves


The Government takes
Everything we make
They're power hungry
And malicious

The economics are fictitious
Soon we'll have to eat our dishes
Mmm! Delicious!

Who can be a failure? (Who can be a failure?)
In so many ways? (In so many ways?)
Instead of getting fired, HEY!
We'll give ourselves a raise!


The Government can 'cause
He mix it up with lies and
Make it all taste good! (Make it all taste good!)
And your Uncle Sam can 'cause
He mixes it with lies and
Makes it all taste good! (Makes it all taste good!)

And I feel so good
Because the Government
Says I should! Oh!...

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Awesome song! He should sing it at the White House.

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