dum, dum, dum, de dum dum, de duh de duh de dum dum dum... ah ah

John McCain's daughter has a blog, and she has a "Song Of The Day" feature. Today's song was Stereolab's "Ping Pong". And that's a fantastic song - my favorite Stereolab song, probably. So good for her.

But... as the daughter of a war-mongering, economically-clueless Republican douchebag, she might want to look up the lyrics to the songs she's thinking of choosing...

it's alright right 'cos the historical pattern has shown
how the economical cycle tends to revolve
in a round of decades three stages stand out in a loop
a slump and war then peel back to square one and back for more

bigger slump and bigger wars and a smaller recovery
huger slump and greater wars and a shallower recovery

you see the recovery always comes 'round again
there's nothing to worry for things will look after themselves
it's alright recovery always comes 'round again
there's nothing to worry if things can only get better

there's only millions that lose their jobs and homes and sometimes accents
there's only millions that die in their bloody wars, it's alright

it's only their lives and the lives of their next of kin that they are losing


What's next ? Dylan's "Masters Of War" ? Sabbath's "War Pigs" ?

To be fair, Stereolab's vocals alternate between French and English with a heavy French accent, and I usually just enjoy them as sounds, not as lyrics. So maybe she didn't know what the words were. Or maybe she just doesn't understand? Either way: look them up, next time!

Via Pitchfork by way of Yglesias