Er protestsange naive?

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På føromtalte Bright Eyes-liveplade “Motion Sickness” findes nedenstående sang, en kommentar til det amerikanske enevælde, der patruljerer verden derude. I den forbindelse skal ikke glemmes, at Danmark stadigvæk deltager aktivt i den FN-ulovlige krig i Irak, hvis “militære intervention” nu – ifølge iraqbodycount.org – minimum har 27.000 civile liv på samvittigheden. Hjælpeorganistationer mener det tabstal skal ganges med 5-6 for at ramme virkelighed. Oven i det er så indtil videre 2000 unge uniformsklædte amerikanere blevet fløjet hjem i bodybags. Hvor mange tusinde soldater fra hjemlandet der er gået tabt findes ingen tal på. Noget af en frihed irakerne har fået sig…

WHEN THE PRESIDENT TALKS TO GOD

When the president talks to God
Are the conversations brief or long?
Does he ask to rape our women’s’ rights
And send poor farm kids off to die?
Does God suggest an oil hike
When the president talks to God?

When the president talks to God
Are the consonants all hard or soft?
Is he resolute all down the line?
Is every issue black or white?
Does what God say ever change his mind
When the president talks to God?

When the president talks to God
Does he fake that drawl or merely nod?
Agree which convicts should be killed?
Where prisons should be built and filled?
Which voter fraud must be concealed
When the president talks to God?

When the president talks to God
I wonder which one plays the better cop
We should find some jobs. the ghetto’s broke
No, they’re lazy, George, I say we don’t
Just give ’em more liquor stores and dirty coke
That’s what God recommends

When the president talks to God
Do they drink near beer and go play golf
While they pick which countries to invade
Which Muslim souls still can be saved?
I guess god just calls a spade a spade
When the president talks to God

When the president talks to God
Does he ever think that maybe he’s not?
That that voice is just inside his head
When he kneels next to the presidential bed
Does he ever smell his own bullshit
When the president talks to God?

I doubt it
I doubt it

© Conor Oberst

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  1. “When The President Talks To God” er også B-side på singlen “First Day Of My Life” – i en studieversion. Nu har jeg ikke hørt livalbummet fra Bright Eyes (endnu….), men studieversionen af sangen minder mig om en tidlig Bob Dylan med de skæve akkorder og ikke andet end guitaren til at akompagnere den råbende, desperate, politiske (og i Conor Obersts tilfælde også klynkende) stemme.

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