“The Spring of Next Year”
Would the song “The Spring of Next Year” from Dear World be a plausible anthem for Drill here, drill now, pay less? Consider some of the lyrics:
There will be a sweet taste in the airThere are a few minor problems:
Of industrial waste in the air
There'll be a sting
In your eyes from the smog in the spring
Of next year
See the apple trees blooming
As they're crushed into pulp
There'll be smokestacks consuming
Each available gulp
- The lyrics for most of the rest of Dear World are online, but not “The Spring of Next Year.” This may be an attempt to suppress a plausible right-wing song.
- It was originally intended to be satirical. On the other hand, a typical voter looking at gasoline at over $4 per gallon might have trouble remembering why it was considered satirical.
- The plot of the play is ridiculous. It was about a Sinister Conspiracy by Evil Capitalists to drill for oil under Paris. It's ridiculous because the French use nukes. Maybe it can be rewritten to be about uranium mining.