Short Song for Justin Bieber and His Paparazzi is an unreleased song by the Mountain Goats. John Darnielle uploaded it to his Vimeo account on March 9, 2013.


Now on the one hand, it's hard to feel sorry for the very rich
You could record an album of Mountain Goats covers and torpedo your career overnight
You chose this life

But on the other hand, even a rich guy needs some space 
And should be able to get to his car without people all up in his face 
And gettin' on his case

You don't have to leave Justin alone 
You don't have to leave Justin alone
But don't be an asshole

Are there bigger problems in the world, yes
Abortion's legal, but not everybody has access
Try not to be an asshole
Try not to be an asshole

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "Did I really spent half my lunch hour writing a song called "Short Song for Justin Bieber's Paparazzi"? As of this tweet you cannot prove it" -- Twitter

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

  • The inspiration for this song came from an early 2013 incident in London where pop star Justin Bieber was caught on camera verbally assaulting a photographer.

Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit

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