Listen 2 This #11

The Worst Song I Ever Wrote

Hey, Even Picasso passed off some stinkers

THE PERPETRATOR Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson THE PROOF ''Scump'' (unreleased) THE PLEA ''It was a sequel to 'A Boy Named Sue' by Johnny Cash. We sang it at several live shows and demoed it. We imagined a boy who was named Scump and how difficult that would be. [Sings] 'My name is Scump and they made fun of me in school/I'd really like to meet up with that boy named Sue/I'd say, ''My name is Scump, how do you do?/You think it was hard living with a girl's name? Well, my name is Scump.''' Okay, I changed my mind. I love it more now that I just sang it.''

Originally posted May 09, 2003 Published in issue #709 May 09, 2003 Order article reprints