NPR ‘Morning Edition’ lyrics explained

Earlier today I tweeted a link to what the NPR Tumblr-masters said were the lyrics to the “Morning Edition” theme song. Romenesko reader @JoeDeaux was skeptical, and tweeted the above. I asked NPR spokeswoman Anna Christopher to tell us more about the lyrics:

They are real (or realish). I’m told it’s something BJ [Leiderman] did on a lark — the theme doesn’t “have” lyrics that to my knowledge have been recorded or that anyone actually knows. It’s a little quirky thing. …BJ wrote lyrics for a laugh — it was nothing official, nothing that NPR had asked for.

* NPR Tumblr