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

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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