PETER SINGER'S WONDERFUL WORLD
Lyrics by Danny Robert © 1999
to the tune of "Wonderful World" by Sam Cooke

Vocal: Danny Robert, Guest Vocalist
12-String Guitar: Eric

Peter Singer is my given name.
Bioethics is my claim to fame.
I teach my students to know right from wrong.
I'll teach you, too; just listen to my song.

Disabled infants have no personhood.
Think we should kill them quick and, if we could,
What a wonderful world it would be.

Well, I don't claim to have all the answers, but I've got two or three.
By helping animals and poor folks and killing the disabled,
We'll go down in history.

Don't see no value in disabled life.
I've got two daughters, money and a wife.
If we could rid them of their misery,
Quick death with dignity will set them free.

Now, listen, parents, you'll avoid the pain.
Kill crippled infants; you can only gain.
And what a wonderful world it would be.

Well, I don't claim to speak for all Princeton; I'm just teaching my class,
But if Princeton sanctions the truth of my teachings,
I'll set the value system on its ass.

I really don't know no disabled folks,
Think that the ADA is just a hoax.
Don't know no blind nor deaf nor amputees,
No brain-dead retards and no spine injuries.

But I do know they're all better off dead,
And I know that if we use our heads,
What a wonderful world it would be.

Well, I don't claim to be God Almighty; I'm just an agnostic Jew,
But if I were Lord of this whole Univers-ity,
I know exactly what I would do 'cause

Peter Singer is my given name.
Bioethics is the name of my game.
I taught my students to know right from wrong.
Now that I've taught you, help me with my song.

Disabled infants have no personhood.
Think we should kill them quick, and if we could,
What a wonderful world, what a wonderful world,
What a wonderful world it would be.