Sunday, 4 November 2018

Life Copies Satire

Back in 1965, Tom Lehrer released his song Folk Song Army, which contained these lines:

If you feel dissatisfaction,
Strum your frustrations away.
Some people may prefer action,
But give me a folk song any old day

Today, the BBC has an article on Carole King who has just re-released an old song. From the article:

The song features a new final verse, which King told the Guardian is "a call to action" ahead of the mid-term elections in the US.

Incidentally, in the same album, Tom Lehrer summed up US foreign policy then and now in five lines:

For might makes right
And till they've seen the light
They've got to be protected
All their rights respected
'till somebody we like can be elected!