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Original Mercedes Benz Lyrics Discovered

As many of you know Janis Joplin died of a drug overdose in October of 1970. Mercedes Benz and a Happy Birthday song for John Lennon, made just days earlier,were the the last songs she would ever record.

However thanks to a recent discovery we see Joplin’s original text of Mercedes Benz did not include the phrase “O Lord” but rather the heroin induced rambling of “Obama”. These original, and never recorded lyrics, were obviously a drug induced vision of the future scribbled down by the singer shortly before her death. With the election of our 44th president, and the discovery of these original lyrics, it is obvious that her disdain for the materialistic world of which she was writing was in fact a prophetic glimpse of an even more troubled time yet to come.

For reasons still unknown the lyrics were changed shortly after Joplin regained her senses and recorded later that night;giving us one of the most profound social commentaries of all time. The original lyrics are printed below followed by the famous recorded version:

Mercedes Benz – Janis Joplin

Obama, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
Obama, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

Obama, won’t you buy me a color TV ?
Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me.
I wait for delivery each day until three,
So Obama, won’t you buy me a color TV ?

Obama, won’t you buy me a night on the town ?
I’m counting on you, Obama, please don’t let me down.
Prove that you love me and buy the next round,
Obama, won’t you buy me a night on the town ?

Everybody!
Obama, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends,
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So Obama, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

That’s it!

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February 15, 2009 - Posted by | History

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