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I bought his 'greatest hits' album recently (for those not in the know he is the guy who did the music for Toy Story) and had to chuckle at this song:

No one likes us-I don't know why
We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
But all around, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the big one and see what happens

We give them money-but are they grateful?
No, they're spiteful and they're hateful
They don't respect us-so let's surprise them
We'll drop the big one and pulverize them

Asia's crowded and Europe's too old
Africa is far too hot
And Canada's too cold
And South America stole our name
Let's drop the big one
There'll be no one left to blame us

We'll save Australia
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
We'll build an All American amusement park there
They got surfin', too

Boom goes London and boom Paree
More room for you and more room for me
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town
Oh, how peaceful it will be
We'll set everybody free
You'll wear a Japanese kimono
And there'll be Italian shoes for me

They all hate us anyhow
So let's drop the big one now
Let's drop the big one now


My question is would this song be banned if it was released now?
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(Original post by interiority)
The man also hates 'Short People'. Who am I to argue?
Yes, I like that song.
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Is he the bloke who had that song called something like Red White and Blue (The Angry American), about putting a boot up the ass of the Taliban ("That's the American way")..?
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Is he the bloke who had that song called something like Red White and Blue (The Angry American), about putting a boot up the ass of the Taliban ("That's the American way")..?
I'm not aware of such work but would love to hear it
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(Original post by Joey_Johns)
I bought his 'greatest hits' album recently (for those not in the know he is the guy who did the music for Toy Story) and had to chuckle at this song:

No one likes us-I don't know why
We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
But all around, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the big one and see what happens

We give them money-but are they grateful?
No, they're spiteful and they're hateful
They don't respect us-so let's surprise them
We'll drop the big one and pulverize them

Asia's crowded and Europe's too old
Africa is far too hot
And Canada's too cold
And South America stole our name
Let's drop the big one
There'll be no one left to blame us

We'll save Australia
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
We'll build an All American amusement park there
They got surfin', too

Boom goes London and boom Paree
More room for you and more room for me
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town
Oh, how peaceful it will be
We'll set everybody free
You'll wear a Japanese kimono
And there'll be Italian shoes for me

They all hate us anyhow
So let's drop the big one now
Let's drop the big one now


My question is would this song be banned if it was released now?
isn't it obvious it's tounge in cheek?
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Joey_Johns
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(Original post by iiikewldude)
isn't it obvious it's tounge in cheek?
Er yes. It is was released about 1972 though. My point is would it even get past the production stage nowadays? I think it shows how attitudes have changed over the last 30 years, IMO for the worst, you get called racist for nothing these days.
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