Tuesday night, Short was on The Late Show to promote some upcoming concerts and, as always, he had a performance ready to go.
Inspired by the recent news regarding the demise of Osama Bin Laden, Short took a page from the Elton John songbook – “Candle In The Wind” – and turned it into a song about the al-Queda leader.
Appearing alongside singers dressed as Navy SEALS, “Bastard In The Sand” lampoons the international villain, including the chorus:
"It seems to me you lived your life like a bastard in the sand. Never knowing when the U.S. Navy SEALS would land."
Martin Short – Bastard In The Sand
Late Show with David Letterman – May 17, 2011