John Random once said to me, many years ago and also many years after the (non) event, that he remembered this song fondly and regrets the fact that he didn’t use it.
It wasn’t very topical, although Mother Teresa was always in the news back then.
Still, when I found the covering letter for the pre November 1993 pack within which I first submitted the song – click here for that letter – I couldn’t resist upping the song to Ogblog.
SHE’S SO MORAL
(To the Tune of “She’s So Modern”)
(Ideally this song is sung by the Devil with a chorus of demons – “The Doomtown Rats” perhaps)
(She’s so) totally heavenly,
(She’s well) over seventy;
(Kind dame) folk always praise her,
(Her name is) Mother Theresa.
She’s a moral nun oh yeh,
A saintly one so goody goody,
But she’s not much fun oh no.
She makes the priests hearts flutter, each time they hear her pray;
She’s a big hit in Calcutta, she’s always giving stuff away.
But poor aren’t clothed by blessings, and the starving can’t eat hope;
Yet it’s uplifting for the squalid as,
She is pally with the Pope.
I gotta say it now;
(She’s so) damn altruistic,
(It makes) me want to be sick;
(She looks) like a buck rabbit,
(She has) just one nasty habit.
Which she always wears oh yeh,
But no one cares cos she’s monastic,
She don’t have affairs no way.
She’s so m-m-m-m magnanimous
(She’s so) virgo intactica,
(Cos no) one has attracted her;
(She is) the model of virtue,
(She’s just) too fucking good to be true.
(c) Ian Harris 1993