If I Knew American Pop Culture Better Than I Do, …


I'd have had some funny link between Judge Sinatra's First Amendment / coronavirus / live music opinion discussed in the post below and Frank Sinatra's songs. (I thought about saying that Michael Hund can now do things his way, but that seemed not good enough.) But I'm sure you folks can rise to the occasion! One-liners, stanzas, entire song adaptations, all would work; show us what you've got ….

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  1. I think the obvious one for coronavirus would be Frank’s “I Got You Under My Skin.”

    ” I’ve got you under my skin
    I have got you, deep in the heart of me
    So deep in my heart that you’re really a part of me
    I’ve got you under my skin.”

  2. Start spreading the virus…

  3. Can’t fly with me, the hotspots are all closed
    If you could use some exotic booze
    It’s domestic beer today
    Can’t fly with me, the airport is locked down

    Can’t fly with me, the middle seats are blocked
    The rules say that I must stay 6 feet away from you
    Can’t fly with me, we’re quarantined tonight

    We can go get tested
    By the folks in PPE
    The Q-tip will go
    Straight up my nose

    And if we’re negative
    I’ll be waiting my dear
    Because my dear
    We aren’t clear, cause we’re still exposed

    Weather-wise it’s getting really cold
    Just grab your coat and put on your mask, because the virus spreads they say
    It’s a perfect time for transmission today
    Can’t fly with me, can’t even dine this day.

  4. “Someone To Watch over Me” is not a paean to big government.

  5. If an appeal is filed, the Rhythm of Life Church has announced that it will intervene in this case arguing the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom. The Church was founded by Big Daddy Brubeck from Sweet Charity and operates to celebrate live music, freedom and life.
    Daddy started out in San Francisco
    Tootin’ on his trumpet loud and mean
    Suddenly a voice said, “Go forth, Daddy
    Spread the picture on a wider screen”

    And the voice said, “Brother, there’s a million pigeons
    Ready to be hooked on new religions
    Hit the road, Daddy, leave your common law wife
    Spread the religion of the rhythm of life”

    And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat
    Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet
    Rhythm in your bedroom, rhythm in the street
    Yes, the rhythm of life is a powerful beat

    To feel the rhythm of life
    To feel the powerful beat
    To feel the tingle in your fingers
    To feel the tingle in your feet

    Daddy spread the gospel in Milwaukee
    Took his walkie talkie to Rocky Ridge
    Blew his way to Canton then to Scranton
    Till he landed under the Manhattan Bridge

    Daddy was the new sensation
    Got himself a congregation
    Built up quite an operation down below


    The brief will consist of the Sammy Davis Jr Rhythm of Life video.

  6. Fly me to the moon
    And let me play among the stars.
    Let me see what dancing’s like
    On Jupiter and Mars.

    Oh wait, that is government before all this. Sorry.

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