May 12, 2006

Protest music

A friend gave me Neil Young's album yesterday. It isn't too bad. Some good songs. The one that everyone has been talking about is the one calling for the impeachment of the president. Musically it is ok. The lyrics are better.

Neil Young Let's Impeach the President

Let's impeach the president for lyin'
Misleading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door

Who's the man who hired all the criminals
The white house shadows who hide behind closed doors
And bend the facts to fit with their new story
Of why we have to send out men to war

Let's impeach the president for spyin'
On citizens inside their own homes
Breaking every law in the country
By tapping our computers and telephones

What is Al Queda blew up the levees
Would New Orleans have been safer that way?
Sheltered by our government's protection
Or was someone just not home that day?

Flip...
Flop...
Flip...
Flop...
Flip...

Let's impeach the president for hijacking
Our religion and using it to get elected
Dividing our country into colors
And still leaving black people neglected

Thank God he's crackin' down on steroids
Since he sold his old baseball team
There's lots of people lookin' at big trouble
But of course the president is clean

Thank God
Thank God
Thank God
Thank God...

1 comment:

Greek Shadow said...

There's the rub. Impeach Bush and you're stuck with Cheney -- the real power behind the throne anyway, so why bother, if you get rid of Cheney then you have either the Republican Speaker of the House or Republican President Pro Tempore of the Senate. And the impeachment trial would be presided over by the Chief Justice, who Bush just appointed. Talk about being screwed with our pants on!