“Miro (Keep the Ball Rolling)”

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Six years after my original song for Miro, I’m back with a new one promoting (now-incumbent) Miro Weinberger’s candidacy for Mayor of Burlington, Vermont (USA).

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Miro (Keep the Ball Rolling)

2012 and we were on thin ice
Weighed down by debt and couldn’t pay the price
No future for our city’s Internet
But then the people made a smarter bet

      We’re on a roll (oh, oh)
      The energy’s showing
      We’re voting Miro (oh, oh)
      To keep the ball rolling

      We’re on a roll (oh, oh)
      We know where we’re going
      We’re voting Miro (oh, oh)
      To keep the ball rolling
      Keep the ball rolling

He got BT back on an even keel
Made things better for your bike and skateboard wheels
His middle name is “fiscal responsibility”
And works to grow our city’s diversity

      We’re on a roll (oh, oh)
      The energy’s showing
      We’re voting Miro (oh, oh)
      To keep the ball rolling

      We’re on a roll (oh, oh)
      We know where we’re going
      We’re voting Miro (oh, oh)
      To keep the ball rolling
      Keep the ball rolling

A plan to make our infrastructure sustainable
And make affordable housing more attainable
Early learning, public health, and Net Zero, too
And every week he’s having coffee with you

      We’re on a roll (oh, oh)
      The energy’s showing
      We’re voting Miro (oh, oh)
      To keep the ball rolling

      We’re on a roll (oh, oh)
      We know where we’re going
      We’re voting Miro (oh, oh)
      To keep the ball rolling
      Keep the ball rolling

Oh oh, oh oh, let’s go Miro…

© Copyright 2018 Nate Orshan. All rights reserved.

“Ludicrous”

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Asher was an earnest, smart, and affectionate dog. He settled well, was awesome to take on a car or canoe ride, delighted in “Keep Away” and body rubs, and loved, loved, LOVED a great many people. It’s a testament to his personality that we think a couple of families were inspired by him to adopt dogs of their own.

The video is a little “Best Of”, and if you want to see even more of “the best decision we ever made as a married couple” (Kit’s expression, and I agree), just search for #AsherTheSchnoodle.

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Ludicrous

You started small
Just a bouncing ball of fuzz
And you made us laugh because
We couldn’t keep you contained at all

Flat on the couch
Single hoop in my left ear
Never should have let you near
‘Cuz then you bit it and ripped it out

      And loving you is ludicrous
      Just look at what you do to us

We tumbled out
To the sidewalks and the lawns
To reveal what’s going on
And to relieve any local drought

You settled down
On a chair or in the car
Such a stoic superstar
You didn’t care long as we’re around

      And loving you is ludicrous
      Just look at what you do to us

Through all the years
Never lost your favorite game
Grab the toy and run away
Then turn around with those hopeful ears

Fast turned to slow
And we cherished every day
Till the night you went away
We see your face every place we go

      And losing you is ludicrous
      Just look at what you do to us
      And loving you is ludicrous
      Just look at what you do to us

      Look at what you do to us…

© Copyright 2017 Nate Orshan

*** Aliases included Ashy, Ashy Bashy, Asha Basha, Oosher, The Boosh, The Schnood…

“Not Respectable”

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I tried recording the lead vocal a few times, but it just wasn’t happening using my normal voice. No zip. Then, as a joke, I tried it in a fake Louis Armstrong voice. And just like that, we have a winner! Just like our dear, stable, wise, and highly qualified President himself…

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Not Respectable

Had a lotta dough
Doing what you know
Starring in a show
Gonna make a go
For all the rest

Each and every morn
Lying up a storm
Where the man was born
Little bigot porn
You gave your best

      And that is
      Na na na na na na na na
      Na na na na na na
      Not acceptable

      And you are
      Na na na na na na na na
      Na na na na na na
      Not respectable

Had a lotta fun
Not to be outdone
When you made your run
Half a country stunned by
What we heard

Each and every day
Shouting out to say
“Keep ’em all away”
Media replay your
Hateful words

      And that is
      Na na na na na na na na
      Na na na na na na
      Not acceptable

      And you are
      Na na na na na na na na
      Na na na na na na
      Not respectable

            Memory…
            History…
            Why can’t we
            All recall what is fair and kind?

            Never hide
            Or divide
            Step inside
            Share your life with a peaceful mind
            It’s worth a try…

      And that is
      Na na na na na na na na
      Na na na na na na
      Not acceptable

      And you are
      Na na na na na na na na
      Na na na na na na
      Not respectable

Had a lotta luck
Passing every buck
Country gone amuck
Didn’t give a damn
For all your lies

Each and every night
Screaming that you’re right
Giving us a fright
In a sheet of white
You can’t disguise

      And that is
      Na na na na na na na na
      Na na na na na na
      Not acceptable

      And you are
      Na na na na na na na na
      Na na na na na na
      Na na na na na na na na
      Na na na na na na
      Na na na na na na na na
      Na na na na na na
      Not respectable
      Not respectable

© Copyright 2017 Nate Orshan