Thursday, October 28, 2010

Our Republican Bosses

Since there's to be a mid-term election next week, and if you believe the polls and pundits, the Republicans will soon be bringing their jackboots down squarely on the faces of the American workers and poor because people are upset that we don't live in a utopia as our just reward for electing an African American President, I have decided to resurrect my Paycheck Party theme song from oblivion.

This song is merely a sketch, and references some of the worst insults to decency of the previous administration, such as a lust for torture they never even tried to disguise, but the idea is still valid. The very richest people in the world are controlling our politicians, and the party they control the most is the Republican party. They are intent on taking this country back to the plutocrat days of the 1880s at any cost, and are spending tons of money and using their near-total media influence to bring about the complete subjugation of the American worker to their agenda of increasing their already obscene wealth from most of the money in the economy to all the money in the economy.

The real crisis in America is that nobody cares about their paychecks. Instead they mostly care about proving someone else wrong about their views on things completely unrelated to their paychecks. In France they are fighting to the death for the right to retire at 60 instead of 65, while in America people are completely indifferent if grandmothers are eating cat food in slums or required to work into their nineties as long as Glen Beck keeps them distracted with his apocalyptic fantasies. As if anyone can even get a decent job if they are over forty these days. Wise up, fools!

It's a crappy song because no one I respect has ever bothered to try to help me edit it down, which it needs. Plus, I wanted to do the song in a waltzy 3/4 time but I couldn't figure out how to do that recording on the computer. So if anyone out there wants to help me finish this song, I would love some help!



Republican Bosses

They lie and they cheat
and they rob and they steal
our Republican bosses today.
They give you a job
then they take it away
because that’s the Republican way.
They fire you and cheat you
deny you and use you
Republican bosses that say:
That they control everything
all of the money and
guess who they’re not gonna pay?

They own you, they use you,
deny you and charge you
for everything that should be free.
They think that they’re better
than everyone else,
and they think that they’re
better than me.
They wheel and they deal
and insist that it’s real,
these Republican liars today.
They’ll give you insurance
and take it away
because that’s the Republican way.

We just got to fire these
Republican bosses;
we just got to throw them away.
We gotta get rid of them.
sue them. disarm them;
then down in Guantanamo Bay
we’ll give them the treatment
they gave to those Muslims,
and ask if they’d rather decline
to define what is torture,
and what is illegal;
to finally make up their mind.

They’re not paying taxes,
don’t cover their asses
and hiking up CEO pay.
They lie and they cheat
and they rob and they steal,
and they smirk that Republican way.
As if they all know that
we know that they screwed us.
As if it will all be OK.
We just got to fire these
Republican bosses,
we just got to throw them away.

Blame it on politics
blame it on government
blame it on cable TV.
Blame it on spin
you can’t even begin
to uncover the lies that we see.
But we’ve got the votes,
the one thing that they fear
and we’re going to vote them all out.
We’ll vote them all out
on the streets and we’ll show them
what poor folks is really about.

We’ll take back our government
take back our laws and
take back all the rights of the free.
We’ll turn back the clock
to when a corporation
was less than a person like me.
We’ll tear down their privilege
expose all their exploits
and drain all their bank accounts dry.
We’ll build a new country
where people who work
are as good as some CEO guy.

They lie and they cheat
and they rob and they steal
our Republican bosses today.
They give you a job
then they take it away
because that’s the Republican way.
They own you, they use you,
deny you and charge you
for everything that should be free.
They think that they’re better
than everyone else,
and they think that they’re
better than me.


Download Republican Bosses, or listen to it on my blog.

For my original, astounding, simple, foolproof ideas on fixing our economy, see The Minimum Laws blog.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Intelligent Love



I love intelligent girls, I mean, really intelligent girls. The presence of an enormous brain infatuates me at the moment of apprehension, I feel a real tightness in my chest, and my heart bursts. A brain is far more potent than any mere physical attribute.

When you meet anyone, it takes a while to figure out just how smart they are. Sometimes you never quite get it, because the occasion never arises; but usually there's a moment when you get that flash, thinking, oh my god, this girl is so freaking smart I'm struck dumb. Add youth and beauty and a fellow could pass out cold on the floor out of excitement.

So here is a song for all the really smart girls I've been so very lucky to love, only one of whom was smart enough to love me back.

If this sounds a little new wave, that's because I wrote this back when I was still in the Obvious, right before we broke up. Much of the melody is based on the brilliant lead solo Alex Mutrux was working out to it when we used to play it together. As you can tell, it needs either a lead guitar or sax solo and some kick ass rock and roll drums. If anyone wants to help me out with such things, please let me know!

Download this song if you want to hear it.