Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Right-Thinking American

And here's a bit that does have a political edge on it. If you figure out who I'm talking about, let me know, because since the lobotomy I don't remember.


Right-Thinking American

© 2006, Jon Trott

Some people read, some just look at pictures
He does some of both, and then he gives his lectures
Why the country’s in the crapper, it’s all due to the left
Feminist / Marxist / liberal - whatever name has heft
He reads Sexual Politics, gets off on the wrong parts
Loves being sentimental about flags and purple hearts
He got his own TV show because his teeth are straight
The fact he knows just shows his wounds won’t wait

We made him what he is
We need him as he is
We want his lies even if they kill us
We make him what he is

Some people cry, some harden into stone
He does some of both, in pleasure or with groan
His fingers are practiced, type words by themselves
His heart is trained and avoids the empty shelves
He’s sitting in the Green Room, waiting his cue
While pollsters watch closely to discover what is true
But he’s human not machine, I must remember
Now his season in the sun, soon he’ll know December

We made him what he is
We need him as he is
We want his lies even if they kill us
We make him what he is

An ego like a monster truck, big-tired testosterone
Roaring round the racetrack but he’s just a drone
Lives on what his feelings tell but can’t hear them very well
He’s holding on to a past that others knew as hell
The books he writes deal with sex and sin and rage
He’d lock us all inside his lonely, frightening cage
And I’d like to think I’m above him, a better wiser man
But my heart's as futile as his self-improvement plan

We made him what he is
We need him as he is
We want his lies sweet honeyed pus
We make him what he is
Twice as fit for hell… as the rest of us.

1 comment:

steve said...

Lyrics! Get a tune on this prophetic utterance!

If I was more successful, this man would be me.