One of my colleagues challenged me to write a song about economics on the same day a first grader complained that I’d never written a song with a llama in it. True enough. The irritating thing about this song is that I have to keep changing the lyrics: the debt was $13T when I wrote the song, $14T by the time we finished the album it’s on (The Da Vinci Chord) and $15T as I post this video. Meanwhile I’m watching the primary debates for the 2012 presidential election and the hot topics are… gay marriage, birth control, the girl scouts, and whether Obama is a “real” Christian. Are you freaking kidding me? We have this great big gun pointed at our children’s heads and no one is even discussing it. Anyway, this song is my attempt to move the issue a little closer to the front burner.