Music Today

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  • Parody of: "A Horse with No Name" by America
  • Note: I hope it's clear that I'm not so much talking about the music itself as the selection that's available on the radio.

Words

In the first part of the hour
They were playing songs I used to love
There were Eagles, Clapton, Steely Dan
There was Sly and the Family Stone
In the second part of the hour
They were playing songs I'd grown tired of
There were Byrds and Floyd and John and Paul
alt: There was George and Ringo, John and Paul
There was Crosby, Stills and Nash
Chorus:
You see I've lived with the desert that is music today
And I know how it came out this way
In the desert, the only stream is called main
'Cause there ain't no way for anyone to complain
After two days of Boston and Journey
I thought I might expire
There was Kansas, Styx and Rolling Stones
There was Earth and Wind and Fire
The songs were good and they had withstood
The test of time, it's said
But the story that they told of back when music was bold
Made me sad to think it was dead
Chorus:
You see I've lived with the desert that is music today
And I know how it came out this way
In the desert, they can decide what you hear
They decide for today and they decide for next year
After nine days, I turned the radio off
'Cause the morning shows went on too long
There were ads and fluff and laser sounds
And the DJ talked over each song
The DJs are recordings phoned in over a wire
But they act like they live in your town
In New York City, machines decide what will sell
And the humans have to sit down
(Chorus)