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"Mr. Middle America Discusses 9/11 With the President."

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Published on Dec 4, 2007

Zan Overall sings "I want to believe you Mr. President."

I WANT TO BELIEVE YOU, MR. PRESIDENT -Words & Music by Zan Overall (ASCAP).

Chorus: (Sung)
About 9/11, Mr. President,
I want to believe
What you told me is true,
But the more that I learn about 9/11,
Believing you gets harder to do.
(Spoken) But I want to believe you, Mr. President!

Verse 1: (Verses recited)
They say "You stayed there much too long
Listening to the children prattle.
You should have grabbed your trusty sword
And headed for the battle."
But I can excuse you
Cause I have no doubt:
You only stayed around to see
How the "My Pet Goat" story came out.
Repeat Chorus:

©Verse 2:
About those huge Twin Towers---
You said that fire brought them down,
Although no fire ever brought
A steel frame building to the ground.
I hate to say it
But could it be?
Your guys brought them down
With some well-placed TNT?
Or maybe Thermate----but that don't rhyme.
Repeat Chorus:

Copyright © 2004 Zan Overall




p. 2: "I Want to Believe You, Mr. President"

Verse 3:
You said a seven-fifty-seven hit the Pentagon,
Though we only found a twenty foot hole.
I want to believe you
But upon my soul!
How could such a big plane
Go through such a little hole?
(That does puzzle a lot of people, sir.
They also keep asking why you won't let them
see all the videos of what hit the Pentagon.)
Repeat Chorus

Verse 4:
You said your guys all did their best
When Nine Eleven came along
But no matter what they tried to do
Everything went wrong!
Noone got fired
After the fight
So I can't help thinking:
Maybe things went right!
Repeat Chorus:

Verse 5:
To protect the Pentagon
You scrambled jets from miles away
When there were jets at Andrews
A mere twelve miles away.
Not to call on Andrews
Would seem almost a crime!
Were you afraid that if you did
They might get there in time?
Repeat Chorus:




p. 3: "I Want to Believe You, Mr. President"

Verse 6:
Why don't you catch Osama Bin Laden?
Are you afraid if you did he might say?:
"Don't be mad, sir!
Oh, please don't scold me!
I only did just what you told me!"
.....("At that hospital in Dubai")
Repeat Chorus:

Verse 7:
Who set up those pesky war games
That helped the "attack" succeed?
Was it OBL near the Caspian Sea
Or VP Cheney in downtown D.C.?
Repeat Chorus:

Verse 8:
They call your " 9/11 Commission,"
The " 9/11 Omission."
They should hasten to a confessional.
Make an act of contrition
For their sins of omission
As well as their sins of commission!
Repeat Chorus:




p. 4: "I Want to Believe You, Mr. President"

Verse 9 (alternate version of Verse 3):
I can explain
Why you sat there hearing stories,
Why you sat there in a schoolroom
Instead of giving orders.
I can explain why you seemed at such a loss.
I think that you were waiting
For orders from your boss.
..............(Cheney, that is.)

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