Songs from The Democratic Musical Care-baret!, pt. 1


Wilkommen, Bievenue, Welcome!

You’re now part of Das Zelt! Big Tent!

Freely admitted. Sit down, what the heck.

Unless you are fans of Hannity or Beck.

Elsewise, bienvenue, Welcome

To Care-baret! Our Care-baret. The Care-baret!


Ladies and Gentlemen!

Mesdames et Messieurs!

Welcome to the Democratic Party! We are the party of the people. ALL of the people. We treat the stranger like a member of the family.  We treat the social misfit like a visionary. We treat the successful entrepreneur . . . w-e-l-l-l-l . . . like a piñata! At Care-baret your strength is in your differences! What constitutes an acceptable difference? Well . . . deciding that is our strength.


Feel free to redefine family.

Feel free to alter tradition.

All folks should want to define their own lives

Unless they are Mormon men who want three wives.

Otherwise Vilkommen, Welcome!

To Care-baret, Sweet Care-barat, our Care-baret.


In Ze Care-baret, we are concerned about the whole person. We want you to be a part of the community of course, but we also want your soul to travel beyond the confines of the mortal coil. Your beliefs make you who you are, and you should never be afraid to express them—unless you are a Christian and within 100 feet of a Post Office.



We think your spirit needs freedom.

Feel free to set your own boundaries!

Worship Orisha, Borvo or Vishnu

As long as you do not mention you know who-Shhh!

Wilkomment, Bienvenue, Welcome.

Quel votre nom, Shabbat Shalom

It’s Care-baret.


Now of course it goes without saying that freedom isn’t free. Freedom demands sacrifice. Usually the sacrifice of your freedom. Not all of it, mind you, just the parts that interfere with our freedom. Remember, your right to swing your fist ends when my nose is afraid you might someday make a fist.


Wilkomment, Bienvenue, Welcome.

Turn off that barbeque! Caveman!

Your independence is vital to you.

Just don’t define it—listen ve-r-r-r-r-y carefully to zis part

We’ll do zat for you!

Otherwise, Vilkommen Welcome.

To care-baret, the Care-baret, our Care-baret!!!!!


About bigshotprof

College Professor in the Communication Studies department at Pace University. My personal life fall somewhere in the gap between less than you want to know and more than you need to know.
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