Just about every crooner you can think of has sang “Moonlight In Vermont,” but this song is “on” the state. And it mixes in the traditional gospel song, “(Give Me That) Old Time Religion” which goes back to the 1870s. Beefheart’s 1969 Trout Mask Replica record is probably rarely listened to, especially in full, but remains widely considered by music aficionados to be seminal. The record appears to have an overall ecology theme, early for its day. The copped gospel melody hints at environmentalism becoming a religion for many in the decades to come. But this is also Captain Beefheart! The song might just be nonsense, too, masquerading as insight. No doubt many politicians have occasionally had such counterfeit deep thoughts though never as boldly as Captain Beefheart. It’s typically best they keep such ruminations private.