Top

music

Stories

 

Songs Of Freedom

Perhaps the candidates running in the 2004 election could use some help selecting their campaign music

Pros/cons: The flat buzz of the EAS signal is representative of Cheney's public profile -- plain yet foreboding, simple yet terrifying. But he can do better.

Suggested replacement: John Williams's "The Imperial March," from Star Wars

Sample lyrics: "Dahhn, dahhn, dahhn, dahn-da-da, dahn-da-da / Dahhn, dahhn, dahhn, dahn-da-da, dahn-da-da."

Mark Brooks

Alternate: R.E.M., "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"

Sample lyrics: "A tournament, tournament, a tournament of lies."

Politician: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Current songs: U2, "Beautiful Day"; Twisted Sister, "We're Not Gonna Take It"

Pros/cons: For better or worse, Arnold's not quite as demonic as his above-mentioned Republican peers -- he can smile, crack jokes and even make fun of himself. But since we all know that Arnold is the devil incarnate, a true Manchurian Candidate plotting his slow ascent to the highest office in the land where he will engineer our ultimate enslavement by his secretive partners, the International Federation of BodyBuilders (hel-lo -- aliens!), it's my thinking that he should start dropping a few subtle, subversive hints.

Suggested replacement: Cannibal Corpse, "I Will Kill You"

Sample lyrics: "Bleed for my pain / Revenge on treacherous snakes / They will pay / Slicing the flesh / Sculptured wounds my catharsis."

Alternate: R.E.M., "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"

Sample lyrics: "It's the end of the world as we know it / It's the end of the world as we know it / It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine."

« Previous Page
 |
 
1
 
2
 
All
 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
 
Houston Concert Tickets

Concert Calendar

  • December
  • Sun
    21
  • Mon
    22
  • Tue
    23
  • Wed
    24
  • Thu
    25
  • Fri
    26
  • Sat
    27
Loading...