If you're listening to the
And you think our president's changed his views
Don't worry, you're probably suffering
From pre-clarification confusion
It's not that he, too, gets a little confused
But Spokesman Speakes, he always knows
Just what the president's really saying.
If you hear a phrase that is
quizzical to your ear like:
[spoken]: "We will only deploy SDI after all offensive nuclear weapons are eliminated."
Have no fear, tomorrow It all will be
That what he meant was "We will only share SDI with other nations after all offensive nuclear weapon are eliminated."
And you can relax, knowing that...
What the president said today
Is not what the president meant to say
It's just that he sometimes meant to say
It's just that he sometimes prefers
To make a point by talking dramatically.
If the meaning is what you
You'd better wait till the Spokesman Speakes
For only he can (ever) really be sure what the p's really saying.
© 1986 Lyrics: Marci Boyd Music: Charles Gounod, "Funeral March of a Marionette