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May 16, 2008

Bush In a Bubble

Filed under: Parody — Tags: , , , , , — Wayne A. Schneider @ 10:38 PM

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What will it take for Congress to do something about Bush? The constant bald-faced lies, about, quite literally, everything. The constant effort on the part of his administration to frighten the citizens of this country (and elsewhere), to intimidate those who object to their policies, and to hunt down and destroy anyone who dares tell the truth about what is really going on behind the scenes. The constant destruction of our country’s good name overseas due to a foreign policy of “Do what we say, or else.” And the constant deterioriation of our Constitution, the very framework for what makes our country so great not only in the eyes of the rest of the world, but historically as well. But if you think the Constitution means nothing to Bush and Cheney, imagine how little it means to the members of Congress who raised their hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. They’ve stood by and let him do it all with impunity. Not only have they not done anything, but, collectively, they haven’t even tried. Their excuse is that we didn’t send enough Democrats to Congress to impeach Bush and Cheney, so they didn’t bother to try. They say they want to use Republican corruption as a campaign issue in ’08. This is a stupid and time-wasting ploy. They would have an even better campaign issue if they got every Republican in Congress to stand up say that what Bush and Cheney have done to our Constitution was far less of a threat than what Bill Clinton did. But no, they wouldn’t even try.
Here is a song called “Bush In a Bubble”, based on lead song of Paul Simon’s fantastic Graceland album, “The Boy in the Bubble”. I hope you enjoy it.
Bush In a Bubble
Based on “The Boy in the Bubble” by Paul Simon
Words by Paul Simon, Music by Paul Simon and Forere Motlobeloa
Additional Lyrics Wayne A. Schneider, 2008

It was a slow day and the truth was fleeting
To reporters on the side of the show
There was a bright lie, a shattering of principles
The boss at the TV station was tired of talk radio

These are the days of presidents who plunder
This is a long wake-up call
The way the media follows it is so slow
The way it looks to us all
The way we look to a tattered Constitution
That’s dying from accumulated lies
These are the days of presidents who plunder
But don’t try, Congress, don’t try, don’t try

It was a lie, Friend, and it swept us through the desert
And unfurled into a circle of gloom
And the dead men falling by their children
The Sunni and the Shia and the systematic doom

These are the days of presidents who plunder
This is a long wake-up call
The way the media follows it is so slow
The way it looks to us all, oh yeah
The way we look to a tattered Constitution
That’s dying from accumulated lies
These are the days of presidents who plunder
But don’t try, Congress, don’t try, don’t try

It’s a terrorist bomb plot, it’s everybody’s fears start,
It’s every dollar borrowed goes to zeroes up in Wal-Mart
Discipline is practical and practical is smart
But we got Bush in a bubble like a baby with a baboon heart

And I believe these are days of tasers in the suburbs,
Tasers in the suburbs somewhere
Official memos with useless information
A tax-free celebration of millionaires and billionaires, and Congress,

These are the days of presidents who plunder
This is a long wake-up call
The way the media follows it is so slow
The way it looks to us all, oh yeah
The way we look to a tattered Constitution
That’s dying from accumulated lies
These are the days of presidents who plunder
But don’t try, Congress, don’t try, don’t try

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1 Comment

  1. Fantastic, Wayne. I’d never heard this song, and you did great things with this parody. 🙂

    Comment by Zooey — May 17, 2008 @ 12:05 AM


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