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At the request of a reader, PoliticsNJ.com will sponsor our First Annual Songwriting Contest. E-mail us your lyrics and an audio link to your background music. If we like it, and if it’s clean, maybe we’ll post it in this section of the Inside Edge. Click on the lyrics to hear the music:

DAN BENSON RAN AWAY Dan Benson ran away, Dan Benson ran away Hi-ho,The derry-o, Dan Benson ran away The presser became a debate, the presser became a debate Hi-ho,The derry-o, Benson’s presser became a debate Baroni took control, Baroni took control Hi-ho,The derry-o, Baroni took control The handler gave the cut sign, the handler have the cut sign Hi-ho,The derry-o, the handler gave the cut sign Dan Benson left the room, Dan Benson left the room Hi-ho,The derry-o, Dan Benson left the room Dan Benson ran away, Dan Benson ran away Hi-ho, The derry-o, Dan Benson ran away

O DANNY BOY Oh Danny boy, your aides, your aides are calling From the State House, on the Assembly Democrat side The presser’s done, and the debate you are a-losing, Baroni won, and you must run and hide. But come ye back when Baroni’s gone from press row When the race is done, and he’s no longer your foe But for now you must hide in the shadows Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, it’s time to go.

AINT NO TIME FOR A CONOVER Kirk Conover forgot to pay his property taxes! He missed the deadline, now says he’s sorry for his lapses? Seven Hundred and Ninety days late There’s no excuse, even by Bush standards, that’s 3rd rate Kirk, ki-Kirk, kirk, kirk-Kirk, kirk, Kirk! Kirk increased taxes, spending, and debt And now, he can’t seem to handle his own rep? How does he plan to manage our money in Trenton? When he can’t even handle his own Spendin! We see Kirk hanging with the Gormley Crew Making trouble like Gormley Do Always involved in the pay to play game But pointing fingers at others to blame You’re the problem, But I got the solution We’ll elect two Assemblymen Whose records are Proven. Too bad Conover Cuz Come November, Your term is OVER!

I FOUGHT BARONI AND BARONI WON Spinning reporters was like shooting blanks with a gun I fought Baroni and Baroni won I fought Baroni and Baroni won I needed traction ’cause I had none I fought Baroni and Baroni won I fought Baroni and Baroni won I can’t spin and it feels so bad Guess my race is run This is the worst presser I ever had I fought Baroni and Baroni won I fought Baroni and Baroni won Getting pulled from the presser sure isn’t any fun I fought Baroni and Baroni won I fought Baroni and Baroni won I got yanked from the presser and I lost my fun I fought Baroni and Baroni won I fought Baroni and Baroni won Assembly Dem staff is gonna be so mad Guess my race is run I may be the worst candidate they’ve ever had I fought Baroni and Baroni won I fought Baroni and Baroni won I fought Baroni and Baroni won I fought Baroni and Baroni won I fought Baroni and Baroni won

We write the songs that make the whole world sing