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There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mars in Disguise

Phil Gramm inspired me!

i didn't say what you think i just said
i didn't mean it, the part that you read
what i was saying, just to be clear
changes in tone every week, month and year

i wasn't implying, nor did i suggest
the american public is an ignorant pest
in fact what the truth is, just open your eyes
our government clearly is mars in disguise

(chorus)
the red planet
is running the earth
the red planet
gave us our birth
the red planet
gets all of its kicks
in the home of the free
out on route 66
blam! blam!
out on route 66

times were hard, in the cosmic egg
pluto devalued and knocked down a peg
the moon just a plaything, a lover no more
once was a goddess, now just a whore

we looked up to heaven, but saw only gas
when we spoke of god we spoke out of our ass
the magic was spent, the myths on vacation
we were alone and adrift, ripe for invasion

the mars people landed and took over fast
they ate all the children, drank all our gas
we didn't notice, we didn't see
we should have read scientology

(chorus)
the red planet
is running the earth
the red planet
gave us our birth
the red planet
gets all of its kicks
in the home of the free
out on route 66
blam! blam!
out on route 66

congress was run by gastropod freaks
drinking our blood and buggering geeks
the law of the land replaced by a taser
for three dollars more you get stunned by a phaser

it's over, it's done, a country no more
just a way station without a back door
run by the martians, run by the bugs
put down the guns and give 'em a hug

the last human being lost the last fight
the last human being lit a candle that night
mars is the winner, the champ fair and square
its skin will burn off when it breathes the air

(chorus)
the red planet
is running the earth
the red planet
gave us our birth
the red planet
gets all of its kicks
in the home of the free
out on route 66
blam! blam!
out on route 66

i didn't say what you think i just said
i didn't mean it, the part that you read
what i was saying, just to be clear
changes in tone every week, month and year

i wasn't implying, nor did i suggest
the american public is an ignorant pest
in fact what the truth is, just open your eyes
our government clearly is mars in disguise

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3 Comments:

At 8:30 AM, Blogger Logan said...

We want to believe that the bad guys have sold their souls to cold, slimy, blood-drinking gastropods; that humanity isn't doing these things to itself on its own, but is corrupted from the outside. That's why it's such a common trope in science-fiction; we want to preserve our Locke-ian illusion of basic human goodness.

 
At 10:40 PM, Blogger MJS said...

I can almost see the jar on the shelf in the supermarket: Basic Human Goodness (in heavy syrup)...

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At 11:04 AM, Blogger Monkay said...

Yes, when the structure and rules and the Social Contract are stripped away, people behave badly. That's why we need the structure and Social Contract and why we should value it and work to maintain it.

 

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