The Roots Prank Michele Bachmann With a Song About... Um... A Dishonest Female Dog

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Nov. 22 2011 11:50 AM

The Roots Prank Michele Bachmann With a Song About... Um... A Dishonest Female Dog

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Spin magazine noticed something when Michele Bachmann arrived on Jimmy Fallon's stage last night. Fallon's house band, The Roots, played a jumpy song with no lyrics, just horns and a hook: "She's just a/La la la la, la la la la la/she's just a/La la la la, la la la la la."

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

The song: "Lyin' Ass Bitch" by Fishbone.

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Some context: The Roots aren't really a conservative band, and drummer ?uestlove is an avowed supporter of Occupy Wall Street. Last week, he noticed cops moving on Zuccotti Park, tweeted about it, and accidentally became "the Paul Revere" of the movement. His Twitter avatar is a photo of himself hobnobbing with President Obama.

And now: The lyrics of "Lyin' Ass Bitch."

CHORUS: She's just a... Lalalala Lalalalala (4x)

I knew her and she knew me
When she asks me to introduce him
When I did we were three
Until she tried to seduce him
I really thought our love was much too strong
But that little slut just proved us wrong
I still care and that's my fatal flaw
Cause sharing you will surely kill us all!

CHORUS: She's just a... Lalalala Lalalalala (4x)

You're nothing but a little lyin' ass bitch!
You know she says she loves you but you know she doesn't
You're nothing but a little lyin' ass bitch!
You know she says she loves you but you know she doesn't
You're nothing but a little lyin' ass bitch!
You know she says she loves you but you know she doesn't
You're nothing but a little lyin' ass bitch!
You know she says she loves you but you know she really doesn't

She swears that her heart's for you
And she swears that her love never ends
She swears that she's all for you
As she messes around with your friends
I really thougth our love was much too strong
But that little slut just proved us wrong
I still care and that's my fatal flaw
Cause sharing you will surely kill us all!

CHORUS: She's just a... Lalalala Lalalalala

You're nothing but a little lyin' ass bitch!
You know she says she loves you but you know she doesn't
You're nothing but a little lyin' ass bitch!
You know she says she loves you but you know she doesn't
You're nothing but a little lyin' ass bitch!
You know she says she loves you but you know she doesn't
You're nothing but a little lyin' ass bitch!
You know she says she loves you but you know she really doesn't
The lyin', piss off, sack of shit Slut trash can scum dirt bag... biiiitch!

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.