"Jackie" as written by and Daniel Bejar....
Jackie, you yourself said it best when you said
"There's been a break in the continuum
The United States used to be lots of fun"
Back when the man and the myth
Of the sands and the cliffs
Composed a symphony to good works and better business

Jackie, you yourself said it best when you said
"One day we'll look upon a washed up Atlantic
Get our kicks on an ocean of antics"
And making history has never been so easy

So visualize success, but don't believe your eyes
There's a world of wisdom and pain to despise

When people get paid just to set you straight at me

Are you gonna start the sunshine?
Are you gonna start the sunshine?
Are you gonna start the sunshine?
Are you gonna start the sunshine?
Are you gonna start the sunshine?

Visualize success!
Visualize success!
Visualize success, but don't believe your eyes
What's a version of the world without the will to despise it?

When people get paid just to set you straight it means

Jackie, hey, hey, hey, hey
Jackie, hey, hey, hey, hey
Jackie, hey, hey, hey, hey
Jackie, hey, hey, hey, hey
Jackie


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"Jackie" as written by Daniel Bejar

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    General CommentIraq war.

    Cable propaganda.
    m13kon June 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDude, this song was written from 1997-2000. Check the album release date people (originally released 2000).
    auguruson September 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the U.S. from the time of FDR to Clinton. The good works is a reference to FDR's plan to get the economy rolling after the depression. The not being able to criticize may be Clinton's ability to get away with the Lewinski scandal. People didn't really care as much as they should have about that since Clinton did get the job done and moved the economy forward.
    Anderson_Councilon January 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentum, no, its about me.
    Poshluston January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about modern politics, period. New Pornos can see the future becuase this song is more truthful now than it was when they wrote it. They're basically talking to Jackie, wishing things could be the way they used to. I don't think it has anything to do with Clinton. "Visualize success but don't believe your eyes." Cable news propaganda and political bickering at the time of the primaries and everything else.
    gish05on February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the choice of the name "Jackie" is excellent. It brings to mind the Kennedys and the idea of the utopian an vibrant United States that might of been, but probably wouldn't have.

    Contrast this with the "ocean antics" and dispicable "wisdom and pain" in modern polictics, and I believe this is what makes the song so effective.
    little_strangeron August 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy name is jackie, and that just excites me. :)
    but yeah, i think this song is about politics, like everyone else.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJackie Kennedy, anyone?

    The song is definitely about her after JFK was killed.
    ItsAllIWanton March 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment...it's def. Jackie O
    penelopeon May 18, 2007   Link

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