Let it Go

(to the tune of "Let it Snow" by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne)


Though the Saudis arranged a killing

And the evidence is chilling,

Don’t want to offend them, so

Let it go, let it go, let it go.


Yes, the prince said, “Khashoggi ceases,”

And they cut him into pieces.

Does that mean we blame them? No!

Let it go, let it go, let it go!


Though the folks at the CIA

Say the hit order came from the crown,

Mr. Trump says that that’s okay

If they keep oil prices down.


True, it’s naughty to kill a critic,

But let’s not get analytic.

Who’s responsible? Who can know?

Let it go, let it go, let it go.


first published as part of a Washington Post Style Invitational competition asking for "songs about things in the news lately, set to a Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s tune"