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by Chris Zammarelli

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd
A murderer with a sexy bod
Paramount bought the movie rights
Brad Pitt will play him if the price is right
Now he is a media god
This Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Constant coverage on CNN
The trial of the century 'til it ends
And Toby's trial gets underway
Then see how the advertising'll play
No price too high nor too odd
For Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Coiff your hair just right, Sweeney,
For the camera lights
Your reviews on the evening news are out of sight

There are no witnesses to your crimes
You slit all of their throats just in time
Will you get off on technicalities
The legal experts are buzzing like bees
Many authors, they will trod
On Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney's lawyers, they plot and plan
By the media's controlling van
Lawyers are smart, but never subtle
When they speak, reporters scuttle Sweeney charmed the judge and jury
Cleverly masking his fury
Sweeney was calm, he didn't fiddle

He brought the case to a quick acquittal
Sweeney, Sweeney, Sweeney,

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd
His trial attracts like a lightning rod
And he will walk in just thirty days
What he'll do then, well, he wouldn't say
A quiet life 'til he's under sod
For Sweeney
For Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet --

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