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"Short People" is a song by Randy Newman from his 1977 album Little Criminals. The verses and chorus seem to be a pointed attack on the short. The bridge (sung by Glenn Frey), in contrast, states "short people are just the same as you and I." Newman confirms that the song is about "prejudice," as was widely thought, but added that it was "about a lunatic". As with many of his songs, such as "Rednecks", Newman wrote the… read more

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  • Avatar for theironictea
    Great song!
  • Avatar for usa02
    Pray that it never does
  • Avatar for zmatster
    In this era of political correctness, I'm surprised this song hasn't been banned.
  • Avatar for pneshati
    This is an offensive song.
  • Avatar for Monade2010
    * ♥ (◠‿◠) ♥ * timeless good * ♥ ♫¸¸.• (◕ ‿ ◕) ♥ ♫
  • Avatar for bohemian_chic
    Randy Newman is one of our best (and misunderstood), most versatile pop songwriters... a songwriter for thinking people.
  • Avatar for svalbar
    Short People got no reason...
  • Avatar for silversurfer250
    This song is widely misinterpreted, which generated a great deal of exposure for the song and controversy for Newman. On the surface, the song is making fun of little people, but "short" is meant in a figurative sense, intending to poke fun at people who are short-tempered and small-minded, which is quite the opposite of the literal meaning. A lot of people didn't get the joke and thought of Newman as a bigot. Many radio stations refused to play it.
  • Avatar for Redeyexpress
    Yeah, and they usually have big guns!
  • Avatar for u2theedge
    short people got no reason to live - sometimes it sounds true

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