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Ben Folds, Nick Hornby Present "Levi Johnston's Blues"

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As you may have heard, wry piano popster Ben Folds -- whose previous artist-on-artist collaboration with William Shatner yielded Has Been, one of the few records in recent memory that dared to tell the unvarnished truth about the human condition -- is collaborating again, this time with High Fidelity author Nick Hornby on a soon-to-be-released album. And, since they probably study the same SEO trends as everyone else in the media, Folds and Hornby have cagily decided to capitalize on the awesome power of Sarah Palin.

As Popwatch reported back in September, the two men decided to "immortalize Levi Johnston in song," offering up an imagining of the moment that Levi first realized that he had knocked up his girlfriend and would soon be marched off to the Republican National Convention, to be one of the two uncomfortable teens in a Shotgun Marriage For America, presided over by John McCain. PopWatch had a bootleg performance of the song that became "Levi Johnston's Blues." We are pleased to bring you a rough studio version of the same!

Please to enjoy, "Levi Johnston's Blues":

Lyrics:

Woke up this morning, what do I see?
Three thousand cameras, pointing at me,
Dude says, You Levi?, I'm like, Yes, that's me sir,
Well, you've knocked up the VP nominee's daughter

So I tell him, No, you got it wrong, mister,
Already with a girl, and her name's Bristol
They all laugh and say, where you been, sonny?
Your mother-in-law's a heartbeat from the presidency

I say, Mother-in-law? No, we ain't getting married
They say you will be soon, boy, she just announced it
I get on my dirt-bike, ride to my girl's home
I'm gonna lay down the law, tell her what's going on

CHORUS:
I'm a fuckin' redneck, I live to hang out with the boys
Play some hockey, do some fishing, kill some moose
I like to shoot the shit and do some chillin', I guess
Ya fuck with me and I'll kick your ass

So we talk and it turns out we don't believe in abortion
And sex outside marriage is against our religion
And when I try to tell them I'm eighteen years old
They say Levi, it's too late, you gotta do as you're told

CHORUS
I'm a fuckin' redneck, I live to hang out with the boys
Get on my snowboard, do some fishing, kill some moose
I like to shoot the shit and do some chillin', I guess
Ya fuck with me and I'll kick your ass

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