This One’s for U

My father’s family immigrated to this country in the early part of the 20th Century from Germany. He was the youngest of ten children and the 4th one born in the United States.

My mother’s family immigrated to this country in roughly the same time period from England. My mother and her sister were both born in the USA.

By today’s standards—from what I have read—our blue-eyed families would be in a “preferred” category of potential émigrés.

That’s based on race and origin alone.

Genetics and Geography.

But for how long?

The current state of Immigration “reform” is a deplorable situation to me. The actions by our First Lady this week have struck an all-time low.

There was certainly no “hidden” message in her choice of apparel in Texas.

The message was loud and clear.

I may be three thousand miles away from Washington, D.C. but I feel a divide measurable only in Light Years between me and my government.

It’s only a matter of time before some talented person—say, someone like Wierd Al Yankovic—comes out with a parody of an old song by Donovan Leitch. I’m talking specifically about his sleeper from 1968, Lalena.

By changing only one word, Lalena, with “Melania” he could have another haunting hit.

Listen for yourself and see what I mean.

Lalena Lyrics

When the sun goes to bed
That’s the time you raise your head
That’s your lot in life, Lalena
Can’t blame ya
Lalena

Arty-tart, la-de-da
Can your part get much sadder?
That’s your lot in life, Lalena
Can’t blame ya
Lalena

Run your hand through your hair
Paint your face with despair
That’s your lot in life, Lalena
Can’t blame ya
Lalena

When the sun goes to bed
That’s the time you raise your head
That’s your lot in life, Lalena
I can’t blame ya
Lalena

Arty-tart, oh so la-de-da
Can your part ever get, ever get much sadder?
That’s your lot in life, Lalena
I can’t blame ya
No, no, no, Lalena
Oh, Lalena

Songwriter: Donovan Leitch
Lalena lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, 1968

  4 comments for “This One’s for U

  1. June 25, 2018 at 2:56 PM

    I agree. Sometimes the artistic community needs to speak up. I applaud your post, Allan. I’m working on a political piece myself. Something I’ve been wanting to say for a while. Stay tuned 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 26, 2018 at 7:53 AM

      Thanks, Jose. Sometimes enough is enough (or more than enough). I look forward to reading your post.
      Ω

      Liked by 1 person

  2. June 24, 2018 at 1:14 PM

    Definitely a favorite from long ago and clever of you to think of it Allan. As for Melanie’s choice—best case incredibly thoughtless. Worst case too ugly to even think about. What the hell?!?!?!

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 24, 2018 at 1:22 PM

      I try to keep my blog politically-free, but every now & then something hits me hard. Thanks for your comment.
      Ω

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