Friday, April 28, 2006

Neil Young: "Impeach the Sombitch!", Part 2

Via This Modern World, news of the new Neil Young album, "Living With War", being streamed in its entirety for free from a couple of sites starting today. One is; another is the one TMW links to, "hyfnTRAK".

The album will be out for digital purchase (e.g., from the iTunes Music Store) next Tuesday, and available as actual CD in mid-May. I just finished listening to it once through from the stream. The songs kind of go along, pretty good, Neil-ish, folky, protest-y, not bad at all.

Then comes track #7: "Let's Impeach The President", and that one's the ringer. Of course you get the full effect listening to it, but here are the lyrics:
Let's impeach the president for lyin'
Misleading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door

Who's the man who hired all the criminals
The white house shadows who hide behind closed doors
And bend the facts to fit with their new story
Of why we have to send our men to war

Let's impeach the president for spyin'
On citizens inside their own homes
Breaking ev'ry law in the country
By tapping our computers and telephones

What if Al Quaeda blew up the levees
Would New Orleans have been safer that way?
Sheltered by the government's protection
Or was someone just not home that day?

"flip / flop" [chanted, and mixed with various contradictory Bush soundbites]

Let's impeach the president for hijacking
Our religion and using it to get elected
Dividing our country into colors
And still leaving black people neglected

Thank GOD he's crackin' down on steroids
Since he sold his old baseball team
There's a lot of people lookin' at big trouble
But of course the president is clean


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