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Back involved segments and I worry is that health care bill just about ready to be presented to -- the people to expect like chaos next week.
Yesterday the Obama administration -- deal with some left wing unions not to tax there lavish health care benefits so that stifled some liberal complaints.
Right now the polls say Americans are split over whether Obama -- -- passed but there is very strong dissent and one of those opposed is the song parody got.
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And joining us now from Nashville Tennessee is -- humans are you -- conserve.
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Yes sir I always have them the reason that ray Stevens is glad that O'Reilly found this song I like this is -- -- -- very catchy but look and the fan.
Since I was a kid I remember you and Andy Williams program.
I remember -- the eighty -- you could never get away with that it will play let moment.
But -- I'm I'm curious.
So you you you 71 years old and we haven't heard from you in -- while you do have ray Stevens dot com and you put yourself up on there.
But is this the biggest reaction you've had in quite some time.
Quite some -- yeah and it's just you know I've never stop doing what I've always done I love what I do.
And but this has been sort of of a breakthrough really.
Now when you -- in the mainstream and had a number of hits you didn't do political goals off I mean -- -- -- the these things -- you know pretty standard they were funny parodies but they weren't politically home when did you start the political stuff.
Well you know I'm always have -- interest in in the the political stuff I just didn't have the opportunity or the material actually.
That I thought would be good to put out there but this song came along and I thought the -- in this -- in the Clinton administration you have the it -- that would be that would be your -- there mr.
Stevens you know I'm talking about.
When it would it should have been and I apologize for being silent you're.
Tell -- we have people have awakened.
That you have that's for sure you know when we first played this I guess couple weeks ago we -- your website out.
I mean no -- people went in there to listen to the song.
The we crashed our Q with the -- I'm just glad I could bring look we need a little.
All levity -- yet there's countries have very funny song you do it very well -- wanna go back and there's some viewers who was old as I am.
To a song called -- the a new world today.
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Grab -- and I got my pack.
And ever eaten about midnight he -- -- him -- in Latin.
-- -- He's that you felt he could do that -- -- they alive you -- care.
If house so what is well that was what -- was that much.
That was 62 -- wasn't around you know there wasn't.
An evil or.
And intent and that song except for four.
Right and you know -- as a kid I read Arabian nights I was a big fan of the whole culture.
And so I wrote this song is a -- so -- 48 years ago 48 years ago in this country.
We could make -- -- Arabs.
We at midnight -- -- that's on midnight.
At the way aces and your camel to dad -- -- -- -- -- that right.
We could do -- will go right we could make fun of people in a gentle way and certainly a happy he grabs general.
Parity but now we can.
What has changed and -- I think we've go overboard with the political correctness just like so many other people.
Think the same way about and I don't know we gotta come out of that I think.
I didn't wanna run a -- the Iran too much -- -- -- -- put it on Al-Jazeera that people chasing him.
It'll then say -- thank you and what I do I I think it is an important situation for satirist like you.
A man -- who makes a nice living -- has made a nice living taking things in the news poking fun at them.
That you really have to now.
You have you -- in Denmark died -- cartoon stuff over there.
It is a very very different world than it was 48 years ago in 62 when you put out that -- Well unfortunately.
It is and but we're we're have a lot of fun with -- present situation has for his.
-- material for the we the people album by the way.
Which you'll be out very shortly certainly toward the end of February I think that time will have -- album out and you gonna happen why it all going to be political songs.
-- a lot of political songs but they just a lot of patriotic songs also OK good good.
And when that comes out send it to us and we'll -- play a few months back which -- -- Certainly -- thank you sure good to see all I'm glad we caught up with you it's race Stevens dot org is it.
No dot -- dot com ray Stevens dot com if you want to hear enough -- Obama -- --
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