This morning, Bono released his weird poetry skills to the world by unveiling a raw tribute to Elvis Presley on Radio 4.
Recorded two years ago, Bono delivered a fast-paced, 14-minute tribute to Mr. Presley. Written in 1994, the poem, entitled "American David," contains a wide range of odd and racy rhymes set to a musical backing track made up of Elvis numbers and other pop culture recordings from the last 50 years.
While Bono considers himself a huge fan of Elvis, he didn’t shy away from trying to tell it like it is. Bono stepped up an delivered a weird rhyme about The King’s constant weight battle: “Elvis the bumper stickers/ Elvis the white knickers/ Elvis the white ni**er ate at Burger King and just kept getting bigger.”
A warning about the poem’s language preceded the airing, as a series of offensive words including “ni**er” and “spastic” were employed.
Here’s a taste:
Warning: This Audio File Contains Explicit Language Not Suitable For People Under the Age of 18
That was pretty weak, but the Chuck D line kinda ruled.
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