- No it ain't a virus it's just a little glitch
It wasn't done by some crazy hackin' son of a bitch
And Sadaam didn't do it, can't blame him
No it's the geek with the glasses and the stupid silly grin
Billionaire Bill that's the one you can hate
If you want to blame someone blame Bill Gates
(From "Y2K," words by Loudon Wainwright III.)
Wainwright told Saturday Morning's Russ Mitchell he recorded the song "to alert people to the Y2K problem and to cash in on the paranoia."
He doesn't own a computer himself, so he believes he has nothing that will break on New Year's Eve. For the rest of us, his song predicts we are "headed for troubleÂ…"
- You better get ready, be very afraid
Because your money's no good and you'll never get paid
And the car won't start and the phone won't work
And the juice won't squeeze and the coffee won't perk
No more decaf latte, baby...
Click here for the lyrics to the Y2K song.
Known for his musical wit and his 1973 top 20 hit "Dead Skunk," Wainwright is also an actor, and at one point was David Letterman's sidekick back when Letterman briefly had a daytime show.
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