31 March 2006

Singing about the mess

Hats off to the Brits. Three of them anyway. In the past few days I've heard two super songs that criticize Bush, Blair and the mess we've made in Iraq.

"I'm with stupid" is from the Pet Shop Boys.

The Pet Shop Boys are to use their new album to attack the Government. Lead singer Neil Tennant regularly donated thousands of pounds to the Labour Party during its first term in office between 1997 and 2001 but he now votes Liberal Democrat.

Tennant and Chris Lowe, the other half of the synth-pop duo whose hits include It's A Sin and West End Girls, went to several party functions hosted by Tony Blair, including the notorious "Cool Britannia" celebration at Number 10 in July 1997.

Now, however, Tennant and Lowe vehemently oppose the Government's plan for ID cards and the "special relationship" between George Bush and Mr Blair.
More here.

A sampling of the spot on lyrics:
See you on the TV
Call you every day
Fly across the ocean
Just to let you get your way
No one understands me
Where I'm coming from
Why would I be with someone
who's obviously so dumb?

What on earth happened to Tony Blair? Did he sustain a head injury? A stroke?

And the lovely Billy Bragg (a national treasure according to The Times) is offering his "Bush War Blues" as a free download.

Sing it brothers!

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