04 January 2022

4 January 2022 - Randy Newman - Short People

Despite what you might have heard, this song is NOT at all against short people.  You are not supposed to sympathize with the narrator.  He's supposed to be seen as a bigot.

But a lot of people didn't understand that.  Including the Maryland legislature, who attempted to BAN the song. Clearly, on First Amendment grounds, that was a failure. 

Still, this was Newman's first big hit. And it endures to this day. 

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