"We Got Back the Plague" as written by and Matthew Friedberger Eleanor Friedberger....
That easy-going man of blood
Mucking out in the McLennan county mud
If you're hoping he won't well of course then he must
Driving his truck through the McLennan county dust

I read in my book on Sunday afternoon
So it's easy to think the end's coming soon
But though sometimes the signs from heaven are vague
Early November we got back the plague

While beautiful Laura's sweeping the porch
He's teleconferencing up his operation torch
And I don't care if he bombs Babylon to hell
Except for he's building Babylon here as well

Waking up in Cedar Rapids asking for allies
Praising his leeches and looking for likewise
Down in St. Charles local talent he hawks
Smirking and sowing the winds as he talks

In Northern Virginia on their excursions
L.U.V. in with all their diversions
Horns for hounds and spurs for horses
Release the committed 72-hour task forces

Bentonville and Dallas with gasoline douse
Then back to Crawford going over to the firehouse
Behind the curtains not turning much of a trick
Sicking ourselves to make ourselves sick

That easy-going man of blood
Mucking out in the McLennan county mud
If you're hoping he won't well of course then he must
Digging us down under the McLennan county dust


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"We Got Back the Plague" as written by Matthew Friedberger Eleanor Friedberger

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    General CommentPretty obviously, and gloriously, about George W. Bush. One of my favorite political songs to come out of the past five years.
    notemilyon March 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGod yes!

    "But though sometimes the signs from heaven are vague... Early November we got back the plague".

    Pity the bloody fool wouldn't be able to pick up such subtleties.
    Beruthielon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Matthew F, this is based on a true story; around the time of... I think it was the 2002 election, there was an actual case of bubonic plague in New York.

    Great song. "Read in my book on a Sunday afternoon/So it's easy to think the end's coming soon" - referring, of course, to evangelical Christians believing Armageddon is close.
    beer goodon January 04, 2007   Link

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