Heard on the Hill

A Window Into Paul Ryan’s Thinking?

Neil Patrick Harris and ‘Frozen’ songwriters take a shot at it

Neil Patrick Harris performs during the Hillary Victory Fund-Stronger Together concert at St. James Theatre last month in New York, in which Broadway stars and other celebrities performed in fundraising concert. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images file photo)

Ever wonder what House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is thinking? Wonder no more, thanks to actor Neil Patrick Harris and the songwriters from “Frozen.”

Entitled “Will I Know Anyone at This Party,” a new tune, written by Harris and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez as if Ryan were talking to the Republican Party, riffs on the speaker’s “A Better Way” policy agenda.

“Maybe I’m no fun but it’s because I truly care,” Harris sings.

It was commissioned by public radio’s “This American Life” and aired last Friday as part of a podcast episode about the struggling GOP.

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The idea came from the podcast’s producer, Zoe Chace, who told listeners that the party’s troubles could make for a tragic opera, The Washington Post reported.

“I knew some time ago, this was not the party that it was for us before,” Harris sings.

The “How I Met Your Mother” star, who has actively supported Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, also sings of Ryan’s rocky relationship with GOP nominee Donald Trump. Though the real estate mogul is never actually mentioned by name. 

“I hope in time you’ll see right through him and I’ll be there when the nightmare has ended,” Harris sings.

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“It’s only for your sake that I endorsed. I’m sure you could tell it was completely forced,” he continues. “Cut him loose and don’t let him near your nieces. Then come on back to me.”

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