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Paul Hipp,  modern day Billy Joel cum Weird Al Yankovic, rocks American Health Care paranoia.  Huffington Post alerted me to this gem, but Google didn’t produce the fast and furious lyrics — so I did my best to transcribe them as I hear them.  No health insurance? No problem.  Paul fills in with the healing power of laughter and song.

The title is based on the W.H.O. 2000 ranking of the world’s health systems. See the full list here.

WE’RE NO. 37
Paul Hipp

NOTE: The original posting carried my own transcription which I knew was not fully accurate.  I contacted Paul and he sent me his official lyrics. What you see here is the real thing from the maestro himself.

And Paul invites us all to check out his new CD, “Blog of War” on iTunes (Click here), on Yahoo Japan (Click here)

WE’RE NUMBER 37

Come one, Come all
Down to the hall
We’re gonna make noise
We’re gonna bust balls
We’re gonna disrupt
We’re gonna jump in the fray
I got a list of all the things
that we’re supposed to say

We’re gonna get real rowdy
Have a barrel of fun
But we’re the USA
so by the way
be sure to bring a gun

And buddy…
We’re Number 37
We’re the USA
We’re Number 37
And we’re so proud to say

We got old people crying
at the pharmacy
Pay your deductible
This ain’t the land of the f-f-f-free
Grandma

We’re Number 37
We’re the USA

People of the town
come on down
And if you got a crazy rumor
you can spread it around

I kind of like my insurance
and I like my health
The other 47 million
can go treat themselves
To some prayer in chapel
Fold your hands and pray
Because we are a Christian nation
and that is the Christian way

And brother…
We’re Number 37
We’re the USA
The big Number 37
And we’re so proud to say

We’re Number 1 in tanks
We’re Number 1 in planes
We’re Number 1 in war
with Number 2 for brains

We’re Number 37
We’re the USA

I drew a Hitler mustache on the president
Yea! Ain’t that neat

My brother had a hernia operation last year
And now he’s living out on the street

We’re Number 37
We’re the USA
The big Number 37
And we want to keep it that way

Be sure to bring the kids
All of the boys and girls
Because the Number 1 health care system
in the world….
Is in…France???

We’re Number 37
We’re the USA
We’re Number 37
And we got something to say

We pay more for less
40% in fact
Lets bite some fingers off
Shout at the handicapped

‘Cause buddy
We’re Number 37
We’re the USA

We’re Number 37
We’re the USA

We’re Number 37
We’re the USA

© Paul Hipp 2009

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