"The Incumbent" as written by and Michael Doughty Mark Degliantoni....
New York, New York
I won't go back
Indelible reminder of the steel I lack
I gave you seven years
What did you give me back?
A jaw-grind, disposition to a panic attack

On this side the incumbent
And who quoth
There's only one everything
Red sucker mouth


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"The Incumbent" as written by Michael Doughty Mark Degliantoni

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    General CommentWhat a bizzare song, but it's one of my favorites. I'm not even going to try and guess what's about, though.
    lindyswingsteron July 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm guessing it's about the political hooplah of New York.
    SocialParasiteon September 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell I somewhat agree I think he's looking back on the time he's spent in NYC and what it's done to his life. I'm not certian but this may have been where he got on the horse for the first time, so it's possible that's what gave him the "jaw-grind, disposition to a panic attack." and the other portion of the song sounds like the into to a debate, who the incubent is debating is well... debatable though considering his terms in office I believe he could be referancing Mr. Guiliani
    pimaxcon July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was "a joint groin disposition to a panic attack". Either way, this rates as one of my favorite SC songs!
    aliengodxon August 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe lived in New York for years. The atmosphere of the city filled him with anxiety, and he's had enough.

    The glamorized dream of moving out to New York to make it big is a sucker's game.
    parkerdannielon November 22, 2014   Link
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    General CommentHe lived in New York for years. The atmosphere of the city filled him with anxiety, and he's had enough.

    The glamorized dream of moving out to New York to make it big is a sucker's game.
    parkerdannielon November 22, 2014   Link

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