MAKING SEN$E -- January 24, 2011 at 2:12 PM ET
The Pain in Spain Falls Plainly from Merle's Brain
The first of this week's series of posts from the ever-melodic, ever-economic Merle Hazard debuts today: a ditty on the plight of Spain.
And stay tuned- we'll be posting songs from Merle all week. Meanwhile, he and I invite you and your inner balladeer to join in and enter a Making Sen$e contest. Got a lyric or two about European debt woes? Portugal's? Belgium's? Lichtenstein's? Post them (or a link to a video of you singing them) in the comments below. And here's the best part: Merle will record the winning lyrics, and we'll post his rendition of your work here. You can even copy it for your home answering machine!
Here's an example, also about Spain, to get your creative song-writing started:
When we...kill a bull
We cut off the ears and the tail
Killing bulls...is a sport
For a bull is not too big to fail