[On Innovation]

 (Can't We Go The Way Of) San Jose 

To "Do You Know the Way to San Jose"

(Words by Hal David

Music by Burt Bacharach)

Parody Lyrics by Marcy Shaffer

Arranged by Greg Hilfman

CAN'T WE GO THE WAY OF SAN JOSE?
WHEN THE DOT-COMS BECAME 
DOT-BOMBS AND BURST: 
FIRST, DECAY.
 
BUT THEY SOON SAID: WAIT, WE'RE SAN JOSE!
OUR NATIVE STATE: 
CREATE, AND INCUBATE IN SAN JOSE.
 
NOW THEY FOCUS ON THE CLIMATE.
HOW WE'RE BLOWING THROUGH OUR OIL FAST.
AND THEY SHOW THAT THEY KNOW THEIR TIME HASN'T PASSED.
CLEAN TECH WILL BE GREEN.
THE DIE IS CAST.
 
THE HISSING WIND.
THE KISSING SUN.
THE MISSING PLUM OF NUMBER ONE.
 
ROT IS GROWING HOT IN SAN JOSE.
NOT 'CAUSE THE OZONE HAS 
A BALDING SPOT IN SAN JOSE.
BIO-HYBRIDS SOUGHT FROM SAN JOSE.
MY, OH, WHAT THEY'LL PRODUCE 
FROM REFUSE USE IN SAN JOSE.
 
POWER IS A DOUR RESOURCE.
HARD TO GET. 
AND HARDER YET TO HOLD.
YOU DESIRE AN EMPIRE, YOU MUST BE BOLD.
ENERGY BREEDS RIVALRY.
LIKE GOLD.
 
THE HAUNTING WIND.
THE DAUNTING SUN.
THE TAUNTING PLUM OF NUMBER ONE.
 
CAN'T WE DUEL WITH FUEL LIKE SAN JOSE?
TRY TO RETOOL.
HOW COOL.
RENEWAL OF THE U.S.A.
 FACE OUR PLACE ACROSS THE WORLD TODAY.
JUST LIKE THE SPACE RACE:
CHASE HOW WE RE-TRAIN.
REGAIN OUR SWAY.
 
MAYBE EVEN MANUFACTURE!
MAYBE OPEN PLANTS AT HOME EN MASSE.
MAYBE BID FOR A LITTLE MID- MIDDLE CLASS.
GIVE OUR GRID A QUICK KICK IN THE GAS.
 
DIRECT THE WIND.
COLLECT THE SUN.
PROTECT THE PLUM OF NUMBER ONE.
 
THERE'S SO MUCH TO SAY FOR SAN JOSE.
FOR THE BAY AND FOR THE U.S.A.
TO DISPLAY THAT, HEY, THEY'RE HERE TO STAY.
CAN'T WE GO THE WAY OF SAN JOSE?
TO DISPLAY THAT, HEY, THEY'RE HERE TO STAY.
CAN'T WE GO THE WAY OF SAN JOSE?

JANIS LIEBHART - LEAD VOCAL, BACKGROUND VOCAL

GREG HILFMAN - MUSIC DIRECTOR

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