January 23, 2022

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THE TWEET GOES ON – A Parody | The Freedom Toast & Parody Project

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LYRICS to AND THE TWEET GOES ON
by The Freedom Toast

The tweet goes on!
The tweet goes on!
Doctors keep on searching for a brain.
Maybe over here?
Maybe over there?

Health care was once the rage, uh huh.
History has turned the page, uh huh.
Junk food is the current thing, uh huh.
Moscow Mitch the newborn king, uh huh.

And the tweet goes on!
The tweet goes on!
Doctors keep on searching for a brain.
Couldn’t find it here.
Couldn’t find it there.

“Apprentice” is now “Fox and Friends,” uh huh.
Presidents now use “Depends,” uh huh.
The White House wants a war, but let’s keep calm.
California’s where he wants to bomb.

And the tweet goes on!
And the tweet goes on!
Doctors keep on searching for a brain.
Maybe over here?
Maybe over there?

Grandmas sit in chairs and reminisce.
“Who thought it would ever come to this?”
The deficit’s increasing all the time.
Trump now wants his image on the dime.

And the tweet goes on!
And the tweet goes on!
Doctors keep on searching for a brain.
Couldn’t find it here.
Couldn’t find it there.

And the tweet goes on!
Yes, the tweet goes on!
And the tweet goes on, on, on, on, on.
Yes, the tweet goes on . . .

ABOUT THE SOURCE MATERIAL

"The Beat Goes On" is a Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit song written and composed by Sonny Bono and recorded by Sonny & Cher. It was issued as a single and appeared on their 1967 album "In Case You’re in Love." It entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart on January 14, 1967, peaking at number six.

The backing music for the song was recorded using the renowned group of Los Angeles session musicians who, in time, came to be known collectively as "The Wrecking Crew." The arrangement is credited to Harold Battiste, but Wrecking Crew bassist Carol Kaye asserts that at the session she devised the distinctive syncopated bass line that is featured on the released recording, replacing the original walking bass line in the prepared arrangement:

Here’s an excerpt from an interview with Carol Kaye, the bassist for The Wrecking Crew:
"What’s an example of one of the songs that you guys really added to and made it into a hit?"
Carol Kaye: "Well, "The Beat Goes On" is a biggie. I mean, it was a nothing song, and then the bass line kind of made that. But you’d have to say all of them. There’s only a certain song, like "You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’" that was guaranteed to be a hit because it was a great song. But about 95% of that stuff would not have been a hit without us, that’s true."

The song was sung at Sonny Bono’s funeral, and the phrase "And the beat goes on" appears on his tombstone.

Sonny and Cher performed the song many times on their hit ’70s television variety shows, as well as in their live concerts. The song was included in the "Sonny and Cher" video montages during Cher’s Do You Believe? Tour and The Farewell Tour. Cher performed the song live with Sonny’s voice track on her successful Cher at the Colosseum show as well as her 2014 Dressed to Kill Tour and 2017-2019 Classic Cher shows. It’s also performed during her Here We Go Again Tour (2018-2019). In 2019, Cher performed during the season finale of Dancing with the stars.

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