[JPL] Iraq war songs

Steve Schwartz steve_schwartz at wgbh.org
Thu Sep 27 18:03:46 EDT 2007

It's taken me a while to add to this thread because I had to pull
the CD off the shelf and write down the lyrics as it was playing.
Mose Allison recorded it 1970 on "Hello There Universe" for Atlantic.

It could have been written yesterday.


Monsters of the Id
No longer stayin' hid
And terrors of the night
Are out in broad daylight

No need to knock on wood
Don't stop and say a prayer
It won't do any good
They're multiplying everywhere

Creatures of the deep
Are going without sleep
And phantoms of the dark
Have their own place to park

No need to lock the door
They're sprouting through the cracks
They're making room for more
They're deputizing maniacs

Prehistoric ghouls
Are making their own rules
And resurrected Huns
Are passing out the guns

No need to cause a fuss
Don't go and make a scene
They know what's best for us
They're fighting fire with gasoline

Creatures from the swamp
Rewrite their own Mein Kampf
Neanderthals amuck
Just tryin' to make a  buck

Goblins and their hags
Are out there wavin' flags
When will be be rid
Of monsters of the Id?

Joe Henderson has a nice turn on tenor saxophone
about half way through

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