I was away so missed a few days, here's something I listened to on the plane, Kill Ugly Radio Collection -- three CD promo set, (3 hours worth! Hopefully that makes up for my absence):
Most of stuff in this collection will be very familiar to most/all fans, but there are some snippets of interviews and a couple of somewhat rarer items. One of them I share here, because it's just somehow so... relevant right now:
Now, this being nearly 30 years old, the attentive listener might note that, while close, the lyrics aren't a perfect fit for today, so I offer a slightly tweaked version below. Feel free to cue this one up with my adjusted lyrics for your next karaoke session:
(Y'know, that confinement loaf is real good stuff. You oughta try some.) They got lies so big They don't make a noise They tell 'em so well Like a secret disease That makes you go numb With a big ol' lie And a flag and a pie And a bomb and a bible Most folks are just liable To buy any line Any place, any time When the lie's so big As the Republican's base, (that sinister place Behind all the Jesus hurrah) Could result in the end To a worrisome trend In which every American Not born within Could be punished in cruel and unusual ways By this treacherous cretin Who tells everyone That he's Jesus' best friend When the lies get so big And the fog gets so thick And the facts disappear The Republican trick Can be played out again People, please tell me when We'll be rid of these men! Just who do they really Suppose that they are? And how do they manage to travel as far As they seem to have come? Were we really that dumb? People, wake up Figure it out Racist fanatics Around and about The court house, the state house, The congress, the white house Criminal cranks With a dastardly mission -- A nation enraptured By pure superstition (Do you believe in the INVISIBLE ARMY?) When the lie's so big And the fog so thick And the facts get forgotten The Republican trick (Ketchup is a vegetable) Can be played out again People, please tell me when We'll be rid of these men!
Bonus points if you can figure out what (few) words I changed without resorting to the original's lyrics sheet (hint: it's not hard).