In case you missed it, actor/comedian/third amigo Martin Short was on the David Letterman show a few weeks ago (May 16, 2011). On the show he did a rousing farewell to Osama Bin Laden entitled “Bastard in the Sand” to the tune of Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind.”
Oh yeah, did I mention he was accompanied by five people dressed as Navy SEALs? Funny stuff.
Here are most of the lyrics to the song:
“BASTARD IN THE SAND”
“Goodbye, Al Qaeda’s Rose
Your beard never seemed too clean to me
So I’m glad they washed you off
Before they dumped you in the sea.
In the afterlife
Six dozen virgins sure sounded swell
So it must’ve burned your ass
When you ended up in hell.
It seems to me you lived your life
Like a bastard in the sand
Never knowing when the U.S. Navy SEALs would land
They caught you by surprise inside your secret base
Could’ve shot you anywhere
But why not in the face?
Goodbye, Al Qaeda’s Rose
To the world you were mad
And to your kids and 22 wives
You were also a deadbeat dad.
Multi-million dollar bounty
Placed on your head
You were wanted ‘dead or alive’
But in the end we went with ‘dead’.”