March 15, 2010

It's the Hard-Trot Life, from: Scott Solomon's Trotskyish Parodies


Source: http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/bcaplan/museum/solomon.htm

(Sung to the tune of 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' from the musical ANNIE, music by Charles Strouse.)











ORPHANS
It's the hard-knock life for Trots!
It's the hard-knock life for Trots!

ANNIE
'Steada earning,

ORPHANS
We work free

ANNIE
For our dead cult God

ORPHANS
Trotsky

ALL
It's the hard-Trot life!
Joined a Trot cult long ago
So it's the hard-Trot row we hoe!

ANNIE
Leading browbeatings

ORPHANS
'Steada strikes

ANNIE
Tell the cult leader

ORPHANS
What he likes

ALL
It's the hard-Trot life!

ANNIE
Don't it feel like no one's reading our bullshit cult newspaper?

KATE AND TESSIE
Don't it seem like there's never any money?

DUFFY AND JULIE
Once a day, don't you wanna admit Curtis is a child raper

MOLLY AND PEPPER
It's easier to kowtow in an authoritarian political cult than try to do
something worthwhile with your life.

ANNIE
No one's there when you realize Trots are creepy!
No one cares if the cult grows . . . of if it shrinks.
No one gets to drive the cult leaders expensive car.

ALL
>From all the hysteria you would think this place's a LaRouchite
ego-stripping session!
Ohhhhhh!

Newspaper selling life!
Browbeaten smelly life!
Full of sorrow life!
No tomorrow life!

MOLLY
Democracy we never see

ANNIE
A real payday, what's that, who's he?

ALL
It's just nobody's fault
That we joined a commie cult

MOLLY
(Making pretentious sounds and imitating the Trot cult leader)
You'll stay up till you have read all of my masterpiece "polemic" and have
my bombastic drivel memorized!

ORPHANS
Put our leader in the Detroit Zoo
Crash his BMW
Why has he organized so few?
Will he dream up something new?

MOLLY
(whistle)
Get to work!
(whistle)
Sell them newspapers
(whistle)
I said get to work!

ALL
It's the hard-knock life for Trots
It's the hard-knock life for Trots
It's just nobody's fault
That we joined a commie cult

It's the hard-Trot life
It's the hard-Trot life
It's the hard-Trot life!

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