For some reason, the election season has me thinking about this song by Frank Zappa:
Here are the lyrics from his 1973 Apostrophe'/Overnite Sensation recording session:
I am gross and perverted
I`m obsessed `n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little had changed
I am the tool of the Government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you.
I may be vile and pernicious
But you can`t look away
I make you think I`m delicious
With the stuff that I say
I am the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I am the slime oozin` out
From your TV set .
You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don`t need you
Don`t got for help...no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold.
That`s right, folks...
Don`t touch that dial.
Well, I am the slime from your video
Oozin` along on your livin` room floor.
I am the slime from your video
Can`t stop the slime, people, lookit me go.
I thought that the third verse was particularly pertinent. Oh yes, and the "...day that we don't need you..." will be November 7th, 2012.