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Arlene and the Arlettes: Bad Boyfriend

A Song for America to be sung in the style of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.


Oh girlfriend, I could have told you he’s a

Bad boyfriend

I don’t like to scold you but he’s a

Bad boyfriend

I saw what you were getting into

With a serial tweeter

A sexual cheater

More drama than you’d find

in any movie theater

Bad, bad, bad, bad bad boyfriend


Were you blinded by the bling, by the glitz?

It won’t be long before you’re puttin’

[or is it Putin?] off the Ritz.

He was a

bad boyfriend

And now you married him!


What were you thinking?

Were you on drugs or drinking?

You tried your luck with him

And now you’re stuck with him

I could say you made your bed, so f— with him

But I still care

I’ll be there

Until you wash him out of your hair

Until the end

Of your bad boyfriend!

Copyright 2017 Arlene Weiner




2 comments on “Arlene and the Arlettes: Bad Boyfriend

  1. neruda22
    January 26, 2017

    Nice one, Arlene!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ellen Foos
    January 18, 2017

    Tell it like it T-I-S!

    Liked by 1 person

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