“Rick Perry for President”
Words & Music: Jeff Warren Johnston
Sung by: Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hamilton
Lizzie’s new hit single “Rick Perry for President” with words and music by the Austin, Texas outlaw country singer / songwriter Jeff Warren Johnston and musically produced by Richard Brotherton is a perfect combination of black humor and sociopolitical intrigues. By intrigue I mean you can’t quite tell if the lyrics are for or against Rick Perry and his Presidential campaign. There is no shortage of sharply written material and true blue Nashville sounds. If Rick Perry has a sense of humor he couldn’t help but laugh.
Lizzie in her debt song seems like she cannot find a single thing wrong with Rick Perry and the Religious Right and it shows here. Honestly, if you’re on the same side as the creator of Lizzie; filmmaker Marc E.Spiegel and listen to the satirical lyrics of Jeff Warren Johnston you will find this song hilarious. If not … well you just might agree with the clever lyrics and say “dam right”. Lizzie’s innocent, melodic yet proud voice will surly lure in the rightist of the right wing. Texas Republicans may find Lizzie’s theme about the state of our country, liberals free ride, Gay marriage, HPV vaccinations for little girls, evolution, education and the military all one big political lecture. For the rest of us; It’s just all funny.
Lizzie Hamilton, Jeff Warren Johnston and Marc E. Spiegel tackle with this song parody the topics of Rick Perry’s politics one laugh at a time. This song really educates, simulates and activates though comedy instead of the usual political hysteria. Rick Perry himself should love this. In fact so would Mitt Romney because when you listen to the cleaver lyrics, you could easily take both sides of the issues at the same time. And still have a blast.
Lizzie’s song is a jolt of hilarious yet sometimes painful honesty.