Does the Pope Wear Prada

Here featured is a collaboration between poet Robert McDonald and musician Joe Robinson. Robert lives on the north side of Chicago. He works at an independent bookstore, reads an awful lot, and blogs at livesofthespiders.blogspot.com. Other than a brief stint as a backup singer in the band “Johnny Meadowmuffin and the Road Apples,” this is his first foray into music. You can find his poetry on line if you utilize the Google. Here is a nice interview with Robert. Joe also lives in Chicago. He is a busy teacher, but he reserves some of his time and passion for this patient project here called Ham Kicker. For this piece, Joe wrote, performed, and recorded a song for Robert’s poem.

Does the Pope Wear Prada
by Robert McDonald

Does the Pope wear Prada does a moose wear
shoes is hell getting hotter can you tell me
good news are the rich getting richer do the poor
taste good can we begin the shoot,
do our stars have wood?
Does the Pope wear dresses
does the government lie
does Mary Kate love Ashley
is Howard Stern shy

I need you, baby, like a bathtub
needs a drain
I need you, darling, like a masochist
needs his pain
I need you, sweetheart, like a monkfish
needs its gills
I need you, pumpkin
like Judy Garland needed pills

Does the Pope wear Prada does an elephant
snore are you going to raid my larder
are we doing this some more
did the muppet eat cookies did Mayor McCheese
get fries like a nympho needs her nookie
like a worm needs eyes like a john needs a hooker
like a tree wears leaves like Marilyn was
a looker like an ATM has fees

I need you baby
like the shortbus needs four tires
I wear you snoogums,
an FBI informant wears his wires
I need you bunny:
a paper towel commercial
needs its spills
I want to take you, baby
like Judy Garland took her pills.

Someday we shall all be fed
someday we shall be filled
someday you will take me
like Judy Garland took her pills

Download Does the Pope Wear Prada or click below to listen.


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