Thursday, September 13, 2007

Man of the People

He's everybody's token on everybody's wall,
Blessing all the papers, thanking one and all,
Hugging all the babies, kissing all the ladies,
Knowing all that you think about from writing on the wall;
--Somebody Up There Likes Me, David Bowie

Don't believe I'm taken in by stories I have heard;
I just read the daily news and swear by every word;
--Barrytown, Steely Dan

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
--Everybody Knows, Leonard Cohen

We got no-necked oilmen from Texas
And good ol' boys from Tennessee
And college men from LSU
Went in dumb - come out dumb too
Hustlin' 'round Atlanta in their alligator shoes
Gettin' drunk every weekend at the barbecues
Keepin' the niggers down
--Rednecks, Randy Newman

In their sties with all their packings
They don't care what goes on around
In their lives there's something lacking
What they need's a damn good whacking
--Piggies, the Beatles

In your pomp and all your glory
You're a poorer man than me,
As you lick the boots of death born out of fear.
-- Wind Up, Jethro Tull

1 comment:

Ridwan said...

Absolutely brilliant ... thanks for putting these quotes and pictures together ... a story foretold and told again.