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100 Best Songs of the 2000s

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Randy Newman, 'A Few Words in Defense of Our Country'


Randy Newman, 'A Few Words in Defense of Our Country'
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At a time when most political songs were outraged rants, this was a deceptively easy-rolling New Orleans piano jam musing on "the end of an empire" — notably, ours.

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