David Moseley

These are a few of stickiest things

2014-03-20 10:37

David Moseley

*With apologies to Julie Andrews, The Von Trapps and any fans of The Sound of Music.

To the tune of "These are a Few of My Favourite Things".

Gum on the carpet and Prestik on plaster
Pritt stick on paper, it only holds faster
Glue on my fingers creating tight strings
These are a few of the stickiest things

Burned homemade popcorn and gum in your hair
Eggs fried too long and tacks in a chair
Bright baby bluebottles with fire in their stings
These are a few of the stickiest things

Clasps on old bras with time-wasting clips
Trying to clean your spilled party dips
Cornflakes you’ve left in a bowl they just cling
These are a few of the stickiest things

When Madonsela bites, when the DA stings
When he’s feeling sad
JZ simply remembers these stickiest things
And then he doesn’t feel so bad

Wet paint on fingers and thorns in your toe
JZ, he smiles ‘cause he’s in the know
Crimes he’s committed should punishment bring
But he washes them off like these stickiest things

Ice creams and summer and spilled cans of Fanta
Ticks on your doggy and sweating in plaster
Sap from a tree where a spider web swings
These are a few of the stickiest things

Cadres in leather with good jobs to lose
Lure them with honey, friends he can choose
Hot wax that’s melted on his dingaling
These are a few of the stickiest things

When Madonsela bites, when the DA stings
When he’s feeling sad
JZ simply remembers these stickiest things
And then he doesn’t feel so bad

Toothpaste on work ties and jam on your toast
Overcooked meals and notes that you post
Hot tar and syrup, duct tape makes things cling
These are a few of the stickiest things

His pals and his cronies and previous crimes
They come to the party, forgive all the time
These stickiest objects they cling to all things
But not Jacob Zuma, he smiles and he sings


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