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Always one for politics
Never seemed to escape scandal
Had many accomplishments
But all they remember was scandal

Bill Clinton, born and raised in Arkansas
Never knew his real papa
Long planned to go into law
Avoided the draft into Vietnam
Went to Georgetown, Yale, Oxford
Got with Hillary Rodham
It didn't take long before his first campaign
Attorney general, soon youngest governor

Always one for politics
Never seemed to escape scandal
Had many accomplishments
But all they remember was scandal

President, and second youngest elected
and he quickly would be tested
with violence near Waco and the World Trade Center
Signed a law that made it harder to get guns
the FMLA and NAFTA
Favored collectivistism
Extramarital affairs, accusations abounded
Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate, Zippergate, and Vince Foster's death
Second President impeached, for perjury and obstruction of justice
Personal life got in his way but people would forget

Always one for politics
Never seemed to escape scandal
Had many accomplishments
But all they remember was scandal

Saxophone solo (you know, because he plays the sax)

New Democrat, centrist, Third Way, met halfway
Gave Republicans the time of day
But taxed the rich so he got his way
Welfare reform, a budget surplus to end his term
A failed health care reform attempt
"Don't ask, don't tell" controversial
He bombed Iraq, the Balkans, Black Hawk Down
Still kept the empire, even though no Cold War
OKC bombing, the rise of Al Qaeda
Pakistan, India, Middle East, fragile peace

Always one for politics
Never seemed to escape scandal
Had many accomplishments
But all they remember was scandal

Left office, with a high approval rating
His wife, she kept debating
and he's still doing his thing

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from The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 3), released February 18, 2013
Matt Beat

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Electric Needle Room are an indie pop band based in Lawrence, Kansas. It is mostly a solo project for Matt Beat, but his brother, Steven Beat, also helps with percussion. Emcee DL, Bryan Poole, Dave Thomas, and Chris Huggard have all helped the band with live performances throughout its history. ... more

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