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Thursday, July 03, 2008

“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 air
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
That's inhalable
There are a few minor problems:
  • 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.

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