Song for a “Survivor”

An ode to B.B. Anderson, the second castaway thrown out of CBS's island paradise.

Topics: Survivor, CBS,

(To the tune of Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind”)

Goodbye B.B. Anderson
Though we never got a chance to rap
You had the guts to thatch the hut
While those around you napped

They crawled into the lean-to
And they made you do the work
They called you a dictator
While all they did was shirk

Chorus:
And it seems to me
You lived your life
Like an oak tree in the wind
Never “processing” like those pansies
In the younger generation

And I would have liked to know you
But I justed watch agape
Your torch was snuffed out long before
You could whip those kids in shape

Goodbye B.B., sir
From a gal out in TV land
Who saw you as more than just a bully
More than someone’s scary Dad

(Repeat chorus)

Virginia Vitzthum is a writer living in New York.

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