Pants on the Ground

Joe the Plumber….Rick Santelli….“General” Larry Platt? There’s something about wannabe American Idol auditioner Larry Platt’s song “Pants on the Ground” that is striking a chord.




PANTS ON THE GROUND
Pants on the ground
Pants on the ground
Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground
With the gold in your mouth
Hat turned sideways
Pants hit the ground
Call yourself a cool cat
Lookin’ like a fool
Walkin’ downtown with your pants on the ground
Get it up, hey!
Get your pants off the ground
Lookin’ like a fool
Walkin’ talkin’ with your pants on the ground.
Get it up, hey!
Get your pants off the ground
Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground

Funny, yes, but the General’s joyful earnestness seems to be resonating with the American public. Both Joe the Plumber and Rick Santelli amplified the economic concerns of average Americans. Could the “General’s” simple song do something similar for the cultural concerns of average Americans? Well, that’s one way to think about it. Maybe it’s just a whimsical opportunity for many of us to have a good-natured “Get off of my lawn!” moment….

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OldTimeLefty
11 years ago

Who killed cock-robin.
You did
In your god-damned
Brooks Brothers’ suit.
Gregory Corso
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