Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Capitol Hill

My favorite songster, Peter Gabriel, visited Capitol Hill today to advocate against human-rights abuses in Burma.

To show his respect for Tom DeLay, Gabriel composed this song especially for him:

Climbing up on Capitol Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Abramoff flew out of the night

He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard his voice
Standing stretching every nerve
I had to listen had no choice

I did not believe the information
Just had to trust imagination
My hammer was going boom boom, boom
Tom, he said, grab your things, I’ve come to take you home.

To keeping silence I resigned
My friends would think I was corrupt
Turned out I was in a bind
Open doors would soon be shut

So I went from day to day
Tho’ my life was in a rut
’till I thought of K street,
Who's connection I should cut

I was feeling part of the Capitol scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My hammer was going boom boom boom
Hey, he said, grab your gifts, I’ve come to take you home.
Yeah bye dome

When illusion spin her net
I’m never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I launder that money

Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes, but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
I will show another me

Today I don’t need a replacement
I’ll tell them what the smile on my face meant
My hammer was going boom boom boom
Hey, I said, you can keep my lobbyist gifts, they’ve come to take me home.

Thank you Peter!



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