Sixteen Military Wives - The Decemberists

Sixteen military wives
thirty-two softly focused brightly colored eyes.
Staring at the natural tan
of thirty-two gently clenching wrinkled little hands.
Seventeen company men
out of which only twelve will make it back again.
Sergeant sends a letter to five
military wives as tears drip from ten little eyes.

Cheer them on to their rivals,
'cause America can, and America can't say no.
And America does if America says it's so, it's so!
And the anchorperson on TV goes
"La-di-da-di-da."

Fifteen celebrity minds,
leading their fifteen sordid wretched checkered lives.
Will they find the solution in time,
using their fifteen pristine moderate liberal minds?
Eighteen Academy Chairs,
out of which only seven really even care,
doling out the garland to five
celebrity minds, they're humbly taken by surprise.

Cheer them on to their rivals,
'cause America can, and America can't so no.
And America does, if America says it's so, it's so!
And the anchorperson on TV goes
"La-di-da-di-da-di-diddy-diddy-da.
La-di-da-di-da-di-diddy-diddy-daaaa."

Fourteen cannibal kings
wondering brightly what the dinner bell will bring.
Fifteen celebrity minds,
served in a leafy bed of sixteen military wives.

Cheer them on to their rivals,
'cause America can, and America can't say no.
And America does if America says it's so, it's so!
And the anchorperson on TV goes,
"La-di-da-di-da-di-diddy-diddy-da.
La-di-da-di-da-di-diddy-diddy-da.
La-di-da-di-da-di-diddy-diddy-da.
La-di-da-di-da-di-diddy-diddy-da."

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