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lyrics

He said that he let me down
He gave me an apology.
and he said he was stuck with a burden
for the rest of his life.

His name was Richard,
He hated the communists
and went after them with
a vigor and a mighty fury

Chorus:
Whatever happened to Nixon?
Switchem, Fizzle, Sinner, Missile.
Sunning on a beach in a town in the sun,
with his sandals and a tan and a grin on?

Whatever happened Nixon
Pistol, Vixen, Schism, Vision?
Running from his past on a shoestring?
Last minute Death bed hail mary prayer?

I had a dream last night
I asked him if he'd take it back
and was it hard being the president
of a nation up in arms.

He said with a heavy sigh
"I got caught up in the moment
and being the man on the top
it makes you go grey ahead of time."

Chorus:
Whatever happened to Nixon?
Vigil, Journal, Heaven, Gristle?
Writing up a memoir, paying for a mistake?
Travelling the world, as a diplomat.

Whatever happened to Nixon?
Tension, Piston, Chinois, Syndrome?
Living with his wife in New Jersey?
Living his retirement as an elder statesmen?

SOLO

Chorus

I think that it sucks to fail
and you can't take a bigger punch
than by giving up with the cameras on
on national TV.

Maybe i'll give him a break
after all, i'd have fucked it up too
if they put me up in a similar spot
with all them watching me.

Chorus:
Whatever happened to Nixon?
Cudgel, whistle, Funnel, Hymnal?
Working as a salesmen, Dictionary peddler?
Surfing off the coast of a distant island.

Whatever happened to Nixon?
Venal, System, Muzzle, Pigeon,
Sitting on a bench with a bag of breadcrumbs?
Sitting on the docks with a trenchcoat on?

credits

from demos #some stories and observations, released August 7, 2011
songwriting: Andrew Choi
vocals: Andrew Choi
instrumental: Andrew Choi
recording: Andrew Choi

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