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When Dan Bern performed this song (Track 5 of his second full-length CD, fifty eggs) live during his 1997 All Things Considered interview with NPR's Linda Werthheimer, all she could reply to it was "That is a wicked song!"

In another live version currently circulating the Internet in MP3 format, the first line elicits such cheers from the audience that the singer stops and remarks, "You must be one of them single-issue lobbying groups.... `Did he play it?'

"`Yeah. Great show.' "

Lyrics:

The day they found a cure for AIDS
The day they found a cure for AIDS
Everybody took one little pill and was okay
The day they found a cure

The day they found a cure for AIDS
Everybody took one little pill and was okay
I slept with Cindy and Martha and Sue
I slept with Julie, Melissa and Kate
The day they found a cure

The day they found a cure for AIDS
Everybody took one little pill and was okay
The people who had plotted to get rid of all the gays
Admitted their guilt and then everything was fine
Everybody else said "I didn't know"
The day they found a cure

For six months
No one went to work
They all had orgies
Morning after pills
Were sold in grocery stores
And gas stations

The day they found a cure for AIDS
Everybody took one little pill and was okay
We rented dirty movies
And ordered out for food
For three solid weeks
Everyone I met was nude
I slept with Julie, Melissa and Jake
Nobody was afraid
The day they found a cure
The day they found a cure
The day they found a cure for AIDS

—Dan Bern (the folksinger sometimes known as Bernstein)

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