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GUEST,Ron 08 Nov 03 - 01:21 PM
John MacKenzie 08 Nov 03 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,Ron 08 Nov 03 - 02:05 PM
Sorcha 08 Nov 03 - 02:53 PM
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Peace 08 Nov 03 - 03:02 PM
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Subject: Looking for Lyrics to Paxton Song
From: GUEST,Ron
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 01:21 PM

I'm trying to locate the lyrics to a song I believe was written by Tom Paxton. The first line goes something like this: "The candidates come and the candidates go, and they all sound the same." If anyone is familier with this song I'd greatly appreciate help in finding the lyrics. Thanks, Ron


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Subject: RE: Looking for Lyrics to Paxton Song
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 01:58 PM

Try this
Giok


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Subject: RE: Looking for Lyrics to Paxton Song
From: GUEST,Ron
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 02:05 PM

Giok, thanks for the link, but unfortunately I still can't find the song. One problem is that I don't know the title. But I searched all the Paxton sites I could find and nothing matched. So I'm back to my original request. Ron


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Subject: RE: Looking for Lyrics to Paxton Song
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 02:53 PM

The candidates come and the candidates go, and they all sound the same...
I'm Eeenie, I'm Meenie, I'm Minie, I'm Mo, and we all sound the same...
- Tom Paxton song

That is all I found.....


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE BOXES (Malvina Reynolds)
From: The Dane
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 02:58 PM

Hi Ron

The Only song I can remember with similar lyrics is "Little Boxes" by Malvina Reynolds. I hope that's what you're looking for.

Jacob


LITTLE BOXES

Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes made of ticky tacky
Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes all the same,
There's a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.

And the people in the houses
All went to the university
Where they were put in boxes
And they came out all the same
And there's doctors and lawyers
And business executives
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.

And they all play on the golf course
And drink their martinis dry
And they all have pretty children
And the children go to school,
And the children go to summer camp
And then to the university
Where they are put in boxes
And they come out all the same.

And the boys go into business
And marry and raise a family
In boxes made of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same,
There's a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.

Words and music by Malvina Reynolds.
Copyright 1962, Schroder Music Company


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Subject: RE: Looking for Lyrics to Paxton Song
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 03:01 PM

The person at the linked website above says to e mail if the lyrics aren't up....valerie@kramerskorners.com


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Subject: RE: Looking for Lyrics to Paxton Song
From: Peace
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 03:02 PM

The candidates come and the candidates go, and they all sound the same...
I'm Eeenie, I'm Meenie, I'm Minie, I'm Mo, and we all sound the same...
- Tom Paxton song
All I could find. I'll keep lookin'.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Lyrics to Paxton Song
From: Peace
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 03:03 PM

Sorry, Sorcha. Guess we both found the April Follies site. Didn't mean to duplicate.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Lyrics to Paxton Song
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 03:12 PM

A parody on Malvina Reynolds "Little Boxes," 1962. Paxton title, "We All Sound the Same," from his 1981 album "The Paxton Report."

Can't find the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Lyrics to Paxton Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 03:17 PM

This bugs me. I think I know the song, and I think I know the exact spot on the freeway where I heard it - I was driving past the sign that advertised breast implants for $900. I thought I was a song by John McCutcheon but I can't find it at his site, either.
-Joe Offer, hopelessly frustrated-
Thanks, Q. That's the one. I have to transcribe it from the recording, so it will take a little bit. Now, that's that other song I'm thinking of??

The Woman In Charge Of Things says there are chores to be done in the yard, so the transcription will have to wait until this afternoon.


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Subject: DTADD: We All Sound the Same
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Nov 03 - 04:56 PM

WE ALL SOUND THE SAME
(Tom Paxton)

The candidates come and the candidates go, and we all sound the same
I'm Eeenie, I'm Meenie, I'm Minie, I'm Mo, and we all sound the same
We're having another election this year,
We're hiring the halls and we're pouring the beer
We'll tell you precisely what you long to hear,
And we all sound the same.

We're there every time you turn on your TV, and we all sound the same
Help stop unemployment, try voting for me! Yes, we all sound the same
We're kissing the babies and shaking the hands,
We're blowing balloons and we're leading the bands
We're hoping that nobody here understands
That we all sound the same.

[bridge]
We'll fearlessly take our positions when we know how you feel
We've taken the polls, and we know it's the safe thing to do
We've studied the trends for the feelings that we're allowed to feel
We'll be out there leading, about two or three steps behind you
[that's off of the record]
(spoken*) Mr. Chairman, my close friend, Mr. Lincoln, has a ... we all sound the same
(spoken) Introducing our new economic plan for the future of America...and we all sound the same
(spoken) And I have come before this august gathering to promise you that if I am elected, I will further discover misbeliefs in institution, constitution, and prosperity...and we all sound the same

[bridge]
We'll fearlessly take our positions when we know how you feel
We've taken our polls, and we know it's the safe thing to do
We've studied the trends for the feelings that we're about to feel
We'll be out there leading, about two or three steps behind you
[that's off of the record]

We're fast on our feet when the ball's in our court, and we all sound the same
We're earnestly hoping your memories are short, and we all sound the same
We've mastered the art of rhetorical curve,
We've practiced sincerity, screwed up our nerve
We're praying we don't get what we all deserve
And we all sound the same

We're praying we don't get what we all deserve
And we all sound the same


Album: The Paxton Report, 1980

*the spoken parts are supposed to be political babbling, and it's very hard to make out exactly what's said.

Backup vocals on this album were by Anne Hills-Burda, Cindy Mangsen, Susan Fletcher, Jan Overstreet, and Bob Gibson - interesting list, isn't it? Hills and Mangsen also sang background on the One Million Lawyers and Other Disasters CD (1985), which was produced by Bob Gibson.

OK, but now I'm not satisfied, because I can't remember that song I heard on the freeway. I thought it was McCutcheon, but it could have been Paxton - a song about the voices on the television, telling us the same lies they told us four years ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to Paxton Song: We All Sound the Same
From: tog
Date: 27 Jan 05 - 05:05 PM

One of the spoken parts in the song goes something like this, Ladies and gentlemen I come before this august gathering to promise you that if I am elected I will further this governments beliefs in IN-STITUTION, CON-STITUTION and PROs-perity


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