August 27, 2008

Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice

Pete Townsend must have had a time machine when he wrote this song, because it so perfectly describes the state of this country.

We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgment of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again

The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they were all flown in the last war

I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
Though I know that the hypnotized never lie

There's nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now a parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

I think this will apply no matter who gets elected. (And I would double-dog-dare the Obama campaign to used this song as their theme, heh heh. Especially the part about being "hypnotized.")

2 comments:

Brianna J said...

That would be an interesting theme song. Although, I don't think that Townsend needed a time machine...

"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again, there is nothing new under the sun."
Ecc. 1:9


Meet the new boss / Same as the old boss, indeed. People, and this country, are messed up.

Sarah said...

I LOVE THAT SONG! I have been a fan of the Who since I was very young, probably because my dad exposed me to them when I was very young. :)