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 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:
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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:
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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.)