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Ben Folds Sings The Levi Johnston Blues (Video)

By Josh Loposer |

levi-johnston-and-baby-tripp-gqAs if getting an offer to do Playgirl wasn’t enough, the guy who knocked up Sarah Palin’s daughter at the worst of all possible times has now been immortalized in song by none other than song writing duo Ben Folds and UK novelist Nick Hornby. No joke. (check out the song below)

Rather than simply trash the self-proclaimed “redneck,”  the song almost seeks to tell Levi’s story in a kind of ironic, Randy Newman sort of way. Says Hornby:

“It’s the tension between his bravado and the panic he must have felt… Hopefully, it’s sympathetic.”

I think he managed to pull it off. Some of the lyrics are tongue and cheek, but rather than simply lampoon Levi’s back country roots, the song actually makes you think about how freaky it must be to all of the sudden be thrust into the limelight (and a shotgun wedding). Here’s a sampling of the lyrics:

“I like to hang out with the boys, play some hockey, do some fishing and kill some moose.”

Folds and Hornby have apparently been collaborating for a while now. Ben Folds writes the music, Hornsby pens the lyrics — pretty cool.


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Josh Loposer

Josh Loposer is a professional writer based in Austin, TX and has previously contributed to the Entertainment and Celebrity channels on Babble.

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0 thoughts on “Ben Folds Sings The Levi Johnston Blues (Video)

  1. [...] Ben Folds Writes the Music, Hornsby Pens the Lyrics [...]

  2. Daoud says:

    Ahah! What you are missing, is that the lyrics you’ve quoted were actually written by Levi Johnston himself — on his myspace page! They got scrubbed pretty quickly after Sarah Palin was named VP candidate. But “in his own words” is what makes this parody so humorous. Hoist by his own petard, penis, and pleating on myspace…

  3. [...] his own Ben Folds song and now his own pistachio commercial, Ricky Hollywood, I mean Levi Johnston is most definitely on [...]

  4. [...] you. Celebrity baby daddy and Palin arch-nemesis Levi Johnston has certainly done that. With a Ben Fold’s song to his credit, numerous embarrassing web postings and a Playgirl photo shoot slated for this week [...]

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