Saturday, June 23, 2007
'American Idiot' by Green Day
'Don't Want to be an American Idiot' by Green Day
Interesting note about this video: In looking for a video of this song, I went through six or seven different versions. This was the only one where the lyrics weren't censored.
Some of the lyrics:
'Don't want to be an American idiot.
Don't want a nation under the new media.
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind fuck America.
Welcome to a new kind of tension,
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue...
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along to the age of paranoia...
Don't want to be an American idiot.
One nation controlled by the media.
Information age of hysteria.
It's calling out to idiot America.'
'Time of your Life'
Almost every school graduation this summer featured this song.
'Working Class Heroes'
N.B. Unfortunately, the situation in Darfur is not as simple as this. Humanitarian intervention is one thing but American intervention is not justified. 'Green Day' is a great group, but they've jumped on the wrong bandwaggon this time... Still, given the media propaganda blitz on the Sudan, it's not surprising.