Sunday, May 30, 2010

Summertime and the Living is Greasy: BP Oil Spill Lament

Photo from the Times Picayune

Summertime and BP Oil Spill
Adaptation to an environmental crisis by Nordette Adams

Summertime and the livin' is greasy.
Fish aren't jumpin' and the oil's flowing HIGH.
Oh that BP's rich and Obama's good lookin'.
So hush, Louisiana, baby, go on and cry.

One of these mornings,
You're goin' to rise up so oily,
Can't second line
'cause you'll slip down and slide.
But 'til that morning,
There's mo' work to do, chere,
With BP and Barack standin' by.

© 2010 Nordette N. Adams inspired by BP oil spill and of course, the beautiful aria, "Summertime" by George Gershwin. And yes, I know I'm not the first one to use the phrase "summertime and the living is greasy," but I may be the first to apply it to the oil spill. No solutions yet, and we expect to see no relief until August, if then.

I don't blame Obama for the oil spill. Actually, I think a lot of our weeping Louisiana politicians are hypocrites on this crisis, but Obama fit this spoof of the lyrics. The rage against the oil spill is flowing his way as Commander in Chief.

Billie Holiday sings the original in the video below.

See all Oil posts at this blog, including a look at what if we're hit by a hurricane.

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