Friday, July 02, 2004

Following a line of rhetorical exploration that Cicero would have kept to himself -- Lyricist sails higher into the general tensions of our story


Looking at the Google ads now appearing above this blog, the Lyricist wishes he was flying away, rather than having to sing this to the unhappy readers of this blog who would rather not sing as they read....

Ah, but the Lyricist is so disciplined and so sure of the final victory -- sort of -- that he cannot allow the luxury of escape.

And for those wondering what happened to the comments. Don't worry. They're safely locked in a bombproof containier ... until a thorough rhetorical analysis can determine exactly what Viacom wants by sending those noises here. {smile} If they did...
Anyway ... singing commences:


[SUNG TO THE MELODY OF EVITA'S "PERON'S LATEST FLAME"
(A MULTI-SOCIAL-GROUP PRODUCTION NUMBER)]


[CHE/ME] In the media flows ... of the Power Class

whenever they wipe their ass ...


[ARISTOCRATS/Power Class (PC)] Oh, you there!

[CHE/ME] ... they call out the schmos.

[ARISTOCRATS/PC] Come wipe my ass.

[CHE/ME] The av'rage folks ... who play by the rules

designed to keep av'rage fools ... in line for the job.


[ARISTOCRATS/PC] Yes, wipe it good!


[CHE/ME] Articulate twits ... of the power world ...

[ARISTOCRATS/PC] We're waiting ...

... with their asses curled ... but can't get it done.



[ARISTOCRATS/PC] Please speed it up!

The Ivy Train to glo-ry ... doesn't teach us wi-ping ...

our own silly bot-toms ... Our knowledge has a crack.

We need average peo-ple ... to handle dirty pi-ping ...

or our Ivy Train to Glory'd jump the track.




[CHE/ME] How did we ... learn to jump when they
drop their pants and bray ...


[ARMY/PRESS CORP] That's our job!

... as if we'd no choice.

[ARMY/PRESS CORP] Of course you don't!

[CHE/ME] "Should you wish ... to cause great distress"
among all of the journalists ... just utter one 'WHY'?


[ARMY/PRESS CORP] "That isn't funny!"
No one can ask WHY ... that the game's played this way.
They gave us this job ... and things seems quite OK.
What's your problem? ... What's your point?

The folks ... on the top ... know much better than you --
they have all gone to Harvard and they know what to do.
Unlike people... middle class.

"The evidence suggests"
you're a special interest.
Or is it that you're insane?
Or something you will not explain?
WHAT? .... Too deep to wade.


[ARISTOCRATS/PC]
How did these people get up here?
They should be wiping out our rear.
How could they manage to reach the top
of Google rankings? This must stop!


[ARMY/PRESS CORP]
We SEE very WELL ... that some peo-ple must wipe.
Sure, NOT ev'ry-ONE... just the ONES of your stripe --
"We ignore. We ... disregard."

We KNOW ... that a SOURCE .... ought to have some degree[s]
from some "good" universit[ies] ... and be just like me.
Yes you'd best be ... just like me.

You had better match our style
if we should ever dial
your number by mistake
or we'll think that you're a flake.
Scat! News flash came in.


[CHE-ME/AS (STRANGE/GOOD) JOURNALIST]
Has this gone off a deep end? (Where to go now?)
How will this song ever blend? (Where to go now?)
What is the role of this musical
sung amidst all the AmCan BULL... ?


[EVITA/WHO?] Is that the extent of your philosophy
couched as strange singing -- search for a fee?


[CHE-ME/AS JOURNALIST] Do not assume ... or I will spit.
Can't you imagine that there's more to this "tangent" ... than surface ... would say?

[HEAVIES/TALK SHOW HOSTS]
Good night and thank you.


[ARMY/PRESS CORP]
IS THERE ... a real story ... somewhere in this noise --
amidst clear assertions ... and then singing decoys?
WHAT THE HELL IS ... THE LEAD?

Is this not "reality"?
What's the deal about a fee?

Seems a mess too deep to wade?
If we wait, won't it just fade?

When it's been assessed
will some folks have then confessed?

What's the value of it all?
(I must now heed nature's call!)



[ARISTOCRATS/PC]
"Things have reached a pretty pass
when someone pretty lower class"
can, to our level, have aspired
by some strange skills we've not acquired.

[YES, VERITAS IS COMING BACK ... PROBABLY MONDAY ... BUT THAT'S A HOLIDAY... WE'LL SEE... SOMEWHERE AROUND THEN ... FADE OUT]