[FoRK] Fwd: The election will not be televised.

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Wed Oct 13 20:52:51 PDT 2004


If I can find a good bass beat, I'll try to make a song out of this:

You will not be able to stay home, brother.
You will not be able to log in, blog on, and cop out.
You will not be able to lose yourself on internet porn,
Skip out for beer during commercials,
Because the election will not be televised.

The election will not be televised.
The election will not be brought to you by Sinclair
In 4 parts without commercial interruptions.
The election will not show you pictures of Junior
Blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John
Ashcroft, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney to get
pecked by a turkey in a failed photo opportunity.
The election will not be televised.

The election will not be brought to you by the
League of Women Voters and will not star Julia
Roberts and Vin Diesel or Siegfried and Roy.
The election will not give you noticeably whiter teeth.
The election will not get rid of the scars.
The election will not save you a bundle on car
insurance, because the election will not be televised, Brother.

There will be no pictures of you and Justin Frankel
opening a new project on Sourceforge,
or trying to download that feature film from Gnutella
FOX News will not be able to predict the winner at 8:32
or report from 98% of the precincts.

There will be no pictures of soldiers shooting down
civillians in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of soldiers shooting down
civillians in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of Katherine Harris being
run out of Florida on a rail with a brand new process.
There will be no slow motion or still life of Kofi
Annan strolling through Harlem with a Red, White, Black and
Green jumpsuit that he had been saving
For just the proper occasion.

Survivor, The Simple Life, and Next Action
Star will no longer be so damned relevant, and
women will no longer care if Guber finally gets down with
Lipshultz on Boston Public because people
will be in the voting booth looking for a brighter day.
The election will not be televised.

There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock
news and no pictures of starry-eyed gay
activists and Dana Reeve blowing her nose.
The theme song will not be written by Alf Clausen,
Roy Zimmerman, nor sung by Britney Spears, Justin
Timberlake, Pat Boone, Luciano Pavarotti, or the Velvet Underground.
The election will not be televised.

The election will not be right back after a message
about a swing set, swing music, or swing states.
You will not have to worry about a donkey in your
bedroom, a shell in your tank, or the elephant in your toilet bowl.
The election will not bring our boys home from Iraq.
The election will not give you that just brushed feeling.
The election will put you in the driver's seat.

The election not be televised, will not be televised,
will not be televised, will not be televised.
The election will be no re-run brothers;
The election will be live.

(A. Gill)

-- 
I will sit right down
Waiting For the gift of Sound and Vision


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