Lewis N. Papier

Lewis N. Papier

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Pop - Classic | New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 394   
Member Since: 2017
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: The Beatles

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Song Description

I hear more and more people in the modern creative climate say that music has no place trying to be political. I say that is often the best use for it. It is easy to trace a line forward from medieval troubadours singing their analogous stories, through the marching songs of soldiers, the rallying chants of unions, the 60's protestors and the punk firebrands who followed. Today? Not so much seems to be happening on that front as modern musicians settle down to careers guided by marketing departments and TV moguls. The same may be said of the art of satire, its silly yet insightful nature replaced by comedians making mundane observations of the world around them but forgetting to actually make a point or deliver a punchline. What's that all about? Thankfully, the wonderfully named Radioactive Isotopes are rich in both traditions and what on the surface may seem like a strange little nursery rhyme of a song is actually a delivery system for a very serious message. Mutually assured destruction being, in the grand scheme of things, quite high up on many peoples list of things to be concerned about, that and if your favourite character will survive the next season of Game of Thrones! And like all the best satire it is non-threatening, funny...silly even, it pokes fun, it seems innocuous and childlike. But deconstruct its slightly retro-pop whimsey and lilting sing-a-long charm and you find something as powerful as any Pentagon speech or political rally, it is just done in a way that engages you and lulls you into joining in. Once The Radioactive Isotopes have got you singing along, you are part of the conversation and it is a conversation which needs to be had amongst more people, more often and more vigorously and if it takes a quirky, satirical pop song to make that happen then The 'Topes should be in line for a Nobel Peace Prize, or at least some sort of arts grant! (Dave Franklin)

Story Behind the Song

The current leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has plans for us all

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Lyrics

Little Kim and his Nuclear Bombs

Little Kim came out to play
All the children ran away
Now it's time for us to pay
--today

Across the sea in that goose stepping land
Little Kim he has his demands
All the Yanks don't understand
--his plans

Chorus:
Little Kim and his nuclear bombs
He'll blow us all to kingdom come
Probably too late to sound the alarm
--he'll harm

Little Kim you can call him irate
He's got his plans to seal our fate
He'll drop his bombs, won't hesitate
--checkmate

Little Kim he's playing hide and seek
With all his toys, it's a trick no treat
If only we could take a peek
--we're weak

We gave him ice cream
With some extra fudge
No matter what he wouldn't budge
No time left to misjudge
--his grudge

Repeat chorus

Instrumental: two verses

Bridge: You can call him crude
Others say he's shrewd
But when the bombs start falling
--we're screwed!

Little Kim and his nuclear bombs
He'll blow us all to kingdom come
Probably too late to sound the alarm
--he'll harm

Little Kim you can call him irate
He's got his plans to seal our fate
He'll drop his bombs, won't hesitate
--checkmate

Little Kim and his nuclear bombs
He'll blow us all to kingdom come
Probably too late to sound the alarm
--too late

Little Kim and his nuclear bombs
He'll blow us all to kingdom come
Probably too late to sound the alarm

Repeat and fade out....

Song Length
3:57
Genres
Pop - Rock, Rock - Classic
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Disturbed, Tense

Subject Matter
County, War

Similar Artists
Billy Joel, Randy Newman
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits The Radioactive Isotopes
Music Credits The Radioactive Isotopes
Producer Credits Strontium 90
Performance Credits Ted Nukem and the Glowettes