Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Music Week - Day 2 of 5...Elbow

Artist of the Day

Album of the Day
Leaders of the Free World

Song and Lyric of the Day

Leaders of the Free World
"I'm sick of working for a living
I'm just ticking off the days till I die
Oh, I miss you Louise, yeah...
And the sickest little pleasures keep me going in between pulling teeth

Oh periscope up
I've been looking for a ladder
I need to see the commander in chief
And remind him what was passed onto me

Your mum don't sleep!
And the friends you keep!
I didn't raise a thief!
I didn't raise a thief!

But the leaders of the free world
Are just little boys throwing stones
And it's easy to ignore
Till they're knocking on the door of your homes

My thinking isn't driven
But the music always gives me a lift
I'm so easy to please, yeah
But I think we dropped the baton like the 60's didn't happen, oh no!

Passing the gun from father to feckless son
We're climbing a landslide where only the good die young
Passing the gun from father to feckless son
We're climbing a landslide where only the good die young"

Music Story of the Day
I do not get political here at my blog but the state of the world five years and one day on from one of the greatest tragedies of time has me disturbed. Riled up. Tell me, please, what exactly has been accomplished - truly accomplished - since that day?

I think that Elbow sums the current state of affairs up best in explaining what today's song is all about...
"...I saw footage of Bush senior and junior when the latter was voted in for his 2nd term. George W. was all but shrugging his dad off and hogging the attention and I could suddenly see him as an 8 year old. A spoilt, nasty, selfish little shit for brains. He’s officially the most powerful man in history." - Elbow

So now what?
You've got every single day of your life to make some little difference in the world.
A big difference?
You've got two years, one month and three weeks to decide.

p.s. (MoveOn.org is also an EXCELLENT place for you to make a dent. Join us, won't you?)


Blogger Nessie Noodle said...

my decision was made a long time ago... to bad a good majority of the country didn't feel the same way.

always inspiring over here Les- thanks

2:09 PM  

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