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10-7-08 John Lennon – Give Me Some Truth

Posted by Sean on October 7, 2008

And it’s still tanking, Shanoah. (Ain’t that terrible? I didn’t tell you what’s tanking, but you still know what I’m talking about. This financial – what, meltdown? clusterfuck? – has gotten so scary and pervasive that it’s gone beyond names, like the godhead)

Anyway, the presidential debates are tonight. And whaddya know, it’s a town meeting format. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can get up and give the candidates a piece of their minds.

Joe Belock played this today on WFMU for precisely this reason, and it’s just so appropriate, given the circumstances: John Lennon’s Give Me Some Truth, off 1971’s Imagine.

And to everyone attending the debates at Belmont University in Nashville, I say: sic ’em.

Courtesy of Noticiasdot.

Lyrics here, courtesy of LyricWiki.

I’m sick to death of seeing things
From tight-lipped, condescending, mama’s little chauvinists
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth now

I’ve had enough of watching scenes
Of schizophrenic, ego-centric, paranoiac prima-donnas
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of Tricky Dicky
Is gonna Mother Hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocketful of soap
It’s money for dope
Money for rope


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