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Old 08-12-07, 09:22 PM
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Songs about George W. Bush

Given the controversial nature of both the 2000 election and the war in Iraq, a lot of songs have come out in recent years with good ole Dubya as their subject, either overtly stated or implied.

My favorite has to be a new tune by Nik Kershaw. It sums up pretty much what I think of him, both good and bad:
Album: You've Got To Laugh

Track: Loud, Confident & Wrong

Just another stupid white man
He was unemployed and rich
An expert drunken driver
With a most alarming itch

He was belly deep in cronies
They laughed at all his jokes
There were sycophants and phonies
And a lot of daddy’s folks

He was
Loud, proud, confident and wrong
Bold, positive and strong
Cold, sure but all along
He was loud, proud, confident and wrong

He cut his teeth in Texas
That put him on the map
Fried more than Colonel Sanders
What an interesting chap

B.S. inclination
U.S. troglodyte
A fundamental Christian
Yeah, fundament is right

He was
Loud, proud, confident and wrong
Bold, positive and strong
Cold, sure but all along
He was loud, proud, confident and wrong

Got the job that he was born for
Not quite bona fide
He had brother in his corner
And God was on his side

To leave us in the shitehouse
God thought he’d have some fun
So he put him in the Whitehouse
And said “give this man a gun”

He was
Loud, proud, confident and wrong
Bold, positive and strong
Cold, sure but all along
He was loud, proud confident and wrong
Bold, positive and strong
Cold, ignorant and brash
Flash, sure and all along
He was loud, proud confident and wrong
What others can you think of, or are fond of, either pro or con?
Old 08-12-07, 09:42 PM
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Well, I dont know how anyone could have anything at all positive to say about the monster that is GWB but I love Tori Amos' "Yo George" off of her American Doll Posse Album:

Yo George

"I salute to you Commander
and I sneeze
‘Cause I have Now
an Allergy
To your policies it seems

Where have we gone wrong America?
Mr. Lincoln we can’t seem
to find you anywhere out of the millions
From the deserts
To the mountains
Over prairies
To the shores
Is this just the Madness of King George
Yo George
Is this just the Madness of King George
Yo George
Well you have the whole Nation
on all fours "
Old 08-12-07, 10:28 PM
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Not Ready to Make Nice by the Dixie chicks is about bush/iraq (2 lazy to get into detail, just google it)

eminem - mosh (basically talkin about gov't, bush, buncha things
Old 08-12-07, 10:49 PM
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Neil Young's entire "Living with War" album
Old 08-12-07, 11:24 PM
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Bushleaguer (off Riot Act) by Pearl Jam certainly fits the bill - ("born on third, thinks he got a triple")
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"Now You've Got Something to Die For" from Lamb of God's "Ashes of the Wake" album:

Now you've got something to die for
Now you've got something to die for
Infidel, imperial
Lust for blood, a blind crusade
Apocalyptic, we count the days

Bombs to set the people free, blood to feed the dollar tree
Flags for coffins on the screen, oil for the machine
Army of liberation, gunpoint indoctrination
The fires of sedition
Fulfill the prophecy

Now you've got something to die for
Now you've got something to die for

Send the children to the fire, sons and daughters stack the pyre
Stoke the flame of the empire, live to lie another day
Face of hypocrasy, raping democracy
Apocalyptic, we count the days

We'll never get out of this hole
Until we've dug our own grave
And drug the rest down with us
The burning home of the brave
Burn.

Now you've got something to die for
Now you've got something to die for
Old 08-13-07, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
I love Tori Amos' "Yo George" off of her American Doll Posse Album:
Not only that, but Tori's b-side "Sweet Dreams" from 91-92 was originally about George Bush, Sr. That song got remastered and now appears on the Tales of a Librarian CD with a new repeated line, "Who's your daddy?" making the song about both Bushes now.
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Son Of Bush by Public Enemy "the best rap about the subject".

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Old 08-13-07, 01:11 AM
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mick jagger says "sweet neocon" has nothing to do with bush et al, but i find that hard to believe entirely. it's pretty good, too.
Old 08-13-07, 01:17 AM
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Ani Difranco has "Self Evident"; a long rambling poem about 9/11 and her thoughts of Bush. Here's a small excerpt of the lyrics:

cuz take away our playstations
and we are a third world nation
under the thumb of some blue blood royal son
who stole the oval office and that phony election
I mean
it don't take a weatherman
to look around and see the weather
Jeb said he'd deliver Florida, folks
and boy did he ever

and we hold these truths to be self evident:
#1 George W. Bush is not president
#2 America is not a true democracy
#3 the media is not fooling me
cuz I am a poem heeding hyper-distillation
I've got no room for a lie so verbose
I'm looking out over my whole human family
and I'm raising my glass in a toast
Here's the full lyrics or you can hear it yourself on this fan made youtube video.

It's a powerful performance, stirs up a lot of feelings and Ani doesn't hold anything back.
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Probably the most scathing and angriest anti-GWB song I've heard is the rapper Lil Wayne's "Georgia...Bush"

It's one of his mixtape songs set on top of the beat of the Field Mob/Ludacris's "Georgia" which in turn samples the old Ray Charles song "Georgia on My Mind."

Lyrics can be found here: http://www.lyricsandsongs.com/song/709915.html
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Country Joe McDonald- "Support the Troops"

I've recently rediscovered this angry folk singer. Good stuff.
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When the President Talks to God --- Bright Eyes

Amazing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuyhSE2SUNE
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A good chunk of Nine Inch Nail's Year Zero.
Probably at least half of the songs by harder punk bands produced in the last 5 years.
Almost, if not all, of Ministry's Houses of the Mole album.
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This is pretty damn good!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmrMMVfBqOk
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I'm reaching, but...

Eminem - Mosh
Disturbed - Defify You (I recall hearing Bush speak in the intro of the song)
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Immortal Technique- Bin Ladden

Man, you hear this bullshit they be talkin'
Every day, man
It's like these motherfuckers is just like professional liars
YouknowwhatI'msayin? It's wild
Listen

[Hook - Mos Def]
Bin Laden didn't blow up the projects
It was you, *****
Tell the truth, *****
(Bush knocked down the towers)--[Jadakiss]
Tell the truth, *****
(Bush knocked down the towers)--[Jadakiss]
Tell the truth, *****

Bin Laden didn't blow up the projects
It was you, *****
Tell the truth, *****
(Bush knocked down the towers)--[Jadakiss]
Tell the truth, *****
(Bush knocked down the towers)--[Jadakiss]

[Verse 1 - Immortal Technique]
I pledge no allegiance, ***** fuck the president's speeches
I'm baptized by America and covered in leeches
The dirty water that bleaches your soul and your facial features
Drownin' you in propaganda that they spit through the speakers
And if you speak about the evil that the government does
The Patriot Act'll track you to the type of your blood
They try to frame you, and say you was tryna sell drugs
And throw a federal indictment on niggaz to show you love
This shit is run by fake Christians, fake politicians
Look at they mansions, then look at the conditions you live in
All they talk about is terrorism on television
They tell you to listen, but they don't really tell you they mission
They funded Al-Qaeda, and now they blame the Muslim religion
Even though Bin Laden, was a CIA tactician
They gave him billions of dollars, and they funded his purpose
Fahrenheit 9/11, that's just scratchin' the surface

[Hook]

[Verse 2 - Immortal Technique]
They say the rebels in Iraq still fight for Saddam
But that's bullshit, I'll show you why it's totally wrong
Cuz if another country invaded the hood tonight
It'd be warfare through Harlem, and Washington Heights
I wouldn't be fightin' for Bush or White America's dream
I'd be fightin' for my people's survival and self-esteem
I wouldn't fight for racist churches from the south, my *****
I'd be fightin' to keep the occupation out, my *****
You ever clock someone who talk shit, or look at you wrong?
Imagine if they shot at you, and was rapin' your moms
And of course Saddam Hussein had chemical weapons
We sold him that shit, after Ronald Reagan's election
Mercenary contractors fightin' a new era
Corporate military bankin' off the war on terror
They controllin' the ghetto, with the failed attack
Tryna distract the fact that they engineerin' the crack
So I'm strapped like Lee Malvo holdin' a sniper rifle
These bullets'll touch your kids, and I don't mean like Michael
Your body be sent to the morgue, stripped down and recycled
I fire on house niggaz that support you and like you
Cuz innocent people get murdered in the struggle daily
And poor people never get shit and struggle daily
This ain't no alien conspiracy theory, this shit is real
Written on the dollar underneath the Masonic seal

(I don't rap for dead presidents
I'd rather see the president dead
It's never been said but I set precedents)--[Eminem]

[Hook]

(Shady Records was 80 seconds away from the towers
Some cowards fucked with the wrong building, they meant to hit ours)-- [Eminem

Pumpkinhead- Grenades
Give me a bulldozer, and before the world is over
I'll find Bush and his daddy and run both their asses over
The Bush's are trigger happy, and wanna be in the war
Two people that like raising taxes and killing the poor
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Louis Logic- Ugly Truth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MD5HuTXZoc


Really offensive, wait till the punchline at the end...
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Guster- "G Minor" off of the Satellite EP.

Everyone here's in trouble
The man with the megaphone
Smoke and mirrors and crystal balls and red alerts and all because
Of the king who hides behind the pawns
I can see what's really going on
I can see what's really going on

Everyone here's a bubble
Merrily floating on
Manicured suburban lawns and patriotic country songs
Pledge allegiance, sing along
I can see what's really going on
I can see what's really going on

Everyone here's in trouble
Angels abandon guard
History is cyclical
Crusaders and the biblical
Light their torches bang their gongs
I can see what's really going on
I can see what's really going on
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How about Patty Griffin's "No Bad News"? Partial lyrics...

Don't bring me bad news, no bad news
I don't need none of your bad news today
You're a sad little boy, anyone can see you're just a sad little boy
That's why you're carrying on that way
Why don't you burn it all down, burn your own house down, burn your own house down
Try to kill your own disease
And leave the rest of us, there's a lot of us, leave the rest of us
Who wanna live in peace to live in peace

You can't have my fear, I've got nothing to lose, can't have my fear
I'm not getting out of here alive anyway
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Not really about him as much as his war, but John Fogerty's "Deja Vu All Over Again" is a great song. Apparently he'll also take another jab at the president on his next album as well.

Didn't George Michael do a song too... "Wag The Dog" maybe (I never heard it)?
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Jet Pilot by Son Volt

Jet pilot for the day
Washed his sins away
Loves to see the Rangers play
His daddy has a job in Washington
Wants to raise a Harvard son

Junior liked to let his hair down
Only trouble is, word gets around

Revolution will be televised
across living rooms
and the great divide
Robbing barren ghettos
for us now
everybody needs a hunting ground

Jet Pilot flown away
Got a passing grade
Made it to the world stage
A hemisphere away
Death is on display
The sins would never wash away

Junior liked to let his hair down
Only trouble is, word gets around

Revolution will be televised
across living rooms
and the great divide
Robbing barren ghettos
for us now
everybody needs a hunting ground

Junior liked to let his hair down
Only trouble is, word gets around
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free radicals by the flaming lips.
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