I’m About To Write Some Bad Lyrics: Part 4— Rudy Giuliani Flew Too Close to the Sun

Track four on my new album, Homemade Nonsense, is about the tragic downfall of Rudy Giuliani. Rudy is mostly known as a MAGA nutjob who doesn’t know the difference between a hotel and a landscaping company, but when I was a kid he was known as America’s Mayor and would show up on Saturday Night Live and seemed like a cool guy and not at all an incompetent monster.

If the lyrics strike your fancy, I’d love it if you considered pre-ordering my album on Bandcamp or iTunes or pre-save it to your Spotify account! Look for the official release on January 7, 2022!

Rudy Giuliani Flew Too Close to the Sun

Rudy Giuliani was a friend of mine
He cleaned up the city, oh yeah
He gathered all the homeless people and bussed them on off to New Jersey and Philidelphia yeah

Now Rudy Giuliani took a bite out of crime
He took down the mafia families
And he went up and down 42nd street
And got rid of all the pornography

He was on top of the world
Yeah he had finally arrived
A media darling
Hosting Saturday Night Live
But his wings melted when he flew too close the sun
Yeah Rudy flew just a little too high

Rudy Giuliani back in 2001
The darkest day since I don’t know when
Yeah he inspired hope across the USA
And put the city back together again

He was America’s mayor
Surrounded by spotlights
Hanging out with Will Ferrell
On Saturday Night Live
But it took a tragic turn for my pal Rudy because
You know that Rudy flew a little too high

Now Rudy Rudy Rudy is a little insane
He hitched his wagon to a batshit crazy man
And he booked a press conference at a landscaping place
He thought that it was the Four Seasons Inn

So tragic to see
Rudy’s fall from grace
He’s in hotel rooms with Borat
Hair dyes melting down his face
His law and order ethos
Could’ve taken him so far
Now his license is suspended
Temporarily disbarred
Yeah Rudy’s dressed like Lincoln
Spewing conspiracy lies
And Kate McKinnon mocks him
On Saturday Night Live
Now I’m not sure what to do with him
Now that Rudy’s flown a little too high
Yeah Rudy’s flown a little too high
You’re too high Rudy you’re too high
You’re too high Rudy you’re too high
You’re too high Rudy you’re too high
You’re too high Rudy you’re too high
Not to mention he helped Purdue pharma create the opioid crisis that we’re still dealing with every single day
Yeah America’s too high
Yeah America is too high we’re too high
We’re too high thanks to Rudy we’re too high
We’re too high thanks to Rudy we’re too high

Hailing from New Hampshire and living in New York City, Kevin Froleiks is a failed stand-up comedian turned failing musician. His music tends to jump from genre to genre in ways that are disorienting and hard to market effectively. He is a true DIY artist, recording and producing his music entirely in his bedroom. He is the writer and composer of the forthcoming Vampire’s Kiss: The Musical as well as the co-writer and composer of Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis And Clark which premiered at the New York Theatre Fest in the summer of 2017. His newest album, Homemade Nonsense, comes out on January 7th on Bandcamp and all streaming services.

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Failed comedian. Failing musician. If Bruce Springsteen is The Boss then you can call me The Assistant Manager. http://kevinfroleiks.bandcamp.com

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Kevin Froleiks

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Failed comedian. Failing musician. If Bruce Springsteen is The Boss then you can call me The Assistant Manager. http://kevinfroleiks.bandcamp.com

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