Come Sale Away

I hope all you whole-wheat brownies out there know Uncle Blogsy is not paid to comment on politics. So if you have been waiting for my list of endorsements, I’m sorry: I’m kind of busy sorting books and can’t sort out the candidates, too. I have checked through the sample ballot, and I do see two people on it who have donated books in years past, so I whole-heartedly endorse them.

But I won’t tell you who they are.

Instead, I have arranged another little singalong to take your mind off all those campaign ads. This is called providing a counter-irritant to take your mind off the original pain. It is set to the tune of the classic “Drift Away”, and can be chanted quietly when another commercial comes on.

Day after day, I’m more confused,

Yet I look for the truth through the slingin’ mud;

I know it’s a game that they hate to lose,

Still I’m feelin’ like crud, So listen, bud:

Sell me a book, bud, and free my soul;

I wanna ignore all the goshdang polls

And read away.

Give me McCullough, give me Amy Lowell,

I wanna ignore all the goshdang polls

And read away.

Beginnin’ to think that I’m wastin’ time;

I don’t understand the things they say;

The ads they run sound so unkind,

So sell me Josephine Tey To take me away!

Sell me a book, bud, and free my soul,

I wanna ignore all the goshdang polls

And read away.

Bring me a thriller, bring me Vita’s Knole:

I wanna ignore all the goshdang polls

And read away!

And when my mind is free

Those commercials can’t get me

Or if they make me blue,

Dan Brown is comin’ through

To soothe me.

Thanks for the books that you’re sellin’ me:

Wherever they go, I will travel along,

And pattern and plot and scenery

Will sing me a song, Makin’ me strong.

 Oh, sell me a book, bud, and free my soul

I wanna ignore all the goshdang polls

And read away.

Sell me a western; Tolkien pays my toll

I wanna ignore all the goshdang polls

And read away!

Oh-oh-oh-oh,

Oh sell me a book, bud, and free my soul,

I wanna ignore all the goshdang polls

And read away.

Hey hey hey yeah

Bring me Black Stallion or Misty’s Foal

I wanna ignore all the goshdang polls

And read away

Now Now Now won’t ya,

Won’t ya save me,

Oh oh save me.

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