Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Girl from Argentina

Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote a song back in the '60's called "The Girl from Ipanema," which was based upon the daily comings and goings of a 15-year old ingénue past a bar.

Somehow, the South American connection, the physical attraction, and the hopelessness of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's predicament reverberate in an updated version of the song, which we humbly present to you as
"The Girl from Argentina:"

Tall and tan and young and lovely,
The girl from Argentina goes walking,
And when she passes, each one she passes goes – ah

When she walks, she’s like a samba
distracting heads of state with e-mails
that when she sends them, each one she sends him means = ah.

Now, how she watches so sadly…
As he tells the world how he madly…
Threw his career for her, gladly…
And each day as we watch on TV,
It seems it’s about all we see..

Tall with tan lines and young and lovely,
The girl from Argentina goes walking.
The wags are squalking, the press is stalking…
But we cannot see…it just cannot be…the governor of S. C.


Emily Nghiem said...

Hi Brent. Unfortunately the unbearable pain and devastation that such an affair costs all the people affected is not something I would ever make light of. The only comments I would dare make in public would be to sympathize with everyone and respect their peace. I would pray for their healing and hope the Governor may focus on personal recovery and return to public service without compromising one for the other. If you have known anyone who has been in his shoes, you would not beat such a person down who is already torn up, inside and out. Yours truly, Emily

Bert Martinez - The Emotional Engineer said...

Brent I truley enjoyed your article and the new lyrics, now the song is stuck in my head. When I heard the news about Mr. Mark Sanford's predicament I had 2 thoughts first I was reminded of the song "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from the 1978 musical Evita. Second - I thought about what bugs bunny would have said - What a maroon!