Welcome to this week's Word List! This time our source is the well-known songwriter and composer Randy Newman. Newman has written some outrageous songs, satirical songs, and on the other hand, tender love songs. He's probably best known for Short People, the world's most biased view of the vertically challenged, but there is also Yellow Man, which does the same thing for the Chinese. His songs advocate world-wide nuclear disaster (Political Science), marrying a hostile mental defective (Wedding In Cherokee County) or express love for an evident corpse (Lucinda).
However, he can also break your heart with songs like I Think It's Going To Rain Today, Marie, or Still the Same Girl. He has composed the scores for many famous movies such as The Natural, Paulie, and Monsters Inc. My favorite song of his may be I'm Dead (But I Don't Know It) with the Eagles backing him up as he sings about going on and on and on long after his talent is gone. So you see, he even makes fun of himself as when in another song he tells a woman, "I'm sorry dear, you're too late. I've already ruined my life." And I haven't even mentioned You Can Leave Your Hat On.
What we do here is to use at least 3 of the 20 words provided in a new original poem of our own. Then just link up, visit others, then sit back, relax, and listen to Randy Newman!