Randy Newman writes comic song about Donald Trump's penis

Oscar-winning songwriter left vulgar song off new album Dark Matter so he wouldn’t ‘add to the problem of how ugly the conversation we’re all having is’

Veteran songwriter Randy Newman has revealed he wrote a song about Donald Trump for his latest album – comparing the relative size of their penises.

In an interview with Vulture, Newman revealed the lyrics to the song:

My dick’s bigger than your dick / It ain’t braggin’ if it’s true / My dick’s bigger than your dick / I can prove it too / There it is! There’s my dick / Isn’t that a wonderful sight? / Run to the village, to town, to the countryside / Tell the people what you’ve seen here tonight.

He added that the chorus read merely: “What a dick!” Newman said he decided to leave it off his forthcoming album, Dark Matter, because “I just didn’t want to add to the problem of how ugly the conversation we’re all having is.”

Dark Matter does, however, feature a song called Putin, a grand orchestral number that riffs on traditional Russian folk music and imagines the Russian president pondering war in the Mediterranean and glumly complaining about democracy: “I dragged these peasants kicking and screaming / Into the 21st century / I thought they’d make it / I must have been dreaming / These chicken farmers and file clerks gonna be the death of me.”

Listen to Randy Newman’s Putin

Newman is perhaps now best known for his heartwarming songs in Pixar movies such as Toy Story and Monsters Inc, but his career has often featured pointed, socially conscious songwriting. His 1974 album Good Old Boys contained Rednecks, which dealt with racial bigotry and tension between northern and southern US states, while Kingfish celebrated egalitarian Democrat politician Huey Long. His 1988 song It’s Money That Matters, meanwhile, lamented both poverty and consumerism, while 1972’s Political Science was a scathingly sarcastic ode to American imperialism.

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