SIMPLE (©Words and Music by Paul F. Cowlan)

A big ‘thank-you’ to a certain foreign politician for inspiring this; but of course he’s only one practitioner among many.


Simple is as simple does. Keep your message simple, because
that’s the way to get across to folks with simple minds.
Tolerance requires a brain, lateral thinking is a strain.
There’s no financial gain in cultural exchange.

You are black and I am white. You are wrong and I am right.
Keep the homeless out of sight, and sod the refugees.
Some have learned to play the game, so let’s just say they’re all the same;
‘spongers’, or a stronger name, sums them up for me.

Say the holocaust’s a lie. Say that millions didn’t die.
‘Ethnic cleansing’ can disguise the truth of genocide.
Guns and gas and hand-grenades, that’s where real profit’s made.
Just as long as we get paid, I don’t give a damn.

Hormone treatments keep me thin. Who needs diets and discipline!
Bring ‘designer babies’ in. I will live for ever.
Shut the windows, close the doors. No exchanges any more.
Isolationism’s sure to make me rich and happy.

I am in and you are out. There’s no more to talk about.
Life was never fair. I doubt there’s much that you can do.
Everyone should be the same, so just go back to where you came from,
or expect to get the blame for my stupidity.

Simple is as simple does. Keep your message simple ‘cos
that’s the way to get across to folks with simple minds.