Got a link to this in my inbox this morning.
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The song is from Todd's forthcoming album, Peace Queer - out August 19th. It will carry a theme that he is well-accustomed to - the modern-day protest song. He includes a cover of CCR's Fortunate Son, and the lead-off track is entitled Mission Accomplished - we all know what that's in reference to.
i've thrown up a couple Todd Snider songs here and there, but not enough has been said about this wordsmith. Like John Prine before him, Todd has a way with words that is not initially super-impressive. At times, their lyrics are so corny that they are are downright mindblowing. And listening to people like Townes Van Zandt, Elliot Smith, and Ryan Adams - whose austere phrases are often difficult to decode, we tend to forget the value of a little humor and levity in music. While Todd may not shoot for the most intellectual phrase to come up with, his timing and syllabic choices are perfect. He has a superb sense of melody that shines through in his solo acoustic work.
A tongue-in-cheek song about the most powerful frat-boy of them all.
"You got the run of this place.... unbelievable!"
Here's another humor-driven tune from Todd:
Iron Mike's Main Man's Last Request
buy East Nashville Skyline (2004)