Thursday, April 27, 2006


Neil Young's New Song "Let's Impeach the President"

Sometimes a song takes on a life of its own, and I'm hoping it's Neil Young's "Let's Impeach the President." (which begins streaming on on Friday.) You know when calls this an "eye opening recording" that the potential is there.

Anybody who says "I ain't playin' for pepsi, ain't playing for coke, ain't playing for nobody, I think it's a joke" the year that Miller Beer sponsored the Stones on Tour has the credibility to turn a deceptively simple rock song into a anthem that pushes people into action.

A Congressman whose name escapes me was asked the other day what it would take to push Congress into voting on a resolution to get out of Iraq and he responded something to the effect of "when people are in the streets and it runs on the news." Evidently Margaret Mead was onto something when she said, "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Here are the song lyrics, which begins streaming tomorrow.

Let’s impeach the president for lying
And leading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door
He’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 stories
Of why we have to send our men to war
Let’s impeach the president for spying
On citizens inside their own homes
Breaking every law in the country
By tapping our computers and telephones
What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees
Would New Orleans have been safer that way
Sheltered by our government’s protection
Or was someone just not home that day?
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 cracking down on steroids
Since he sold his old baseball team
There’s lot of people looking at big trouble
But of course the president is clean.

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