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30 March 2007

Peter Schilling, Sage of Our Time?

Peter Schilling barely charted over here. "Major Tom" was top of the pops for a few weeks.


I think the song "Let's Play USA" was on his second album "Things to Come." I can't find audio, but here are the lyrics:

Where oh where is mickey mouse?
Live and well in the White House
What's the word on common sense?
It's been sitting on the fence
Have you seen the mastermind?
Someone smashed it from behind
Leaders saints and honest men
What's become of them today?

Let's play USA, let's play USA

How I love the life I lead,
cannot think and cannot read,
watch our values slip away,
play the game of USA

Even though we lost the race
to get the first man into space,
we will be the first country
to run automatically.
Soon the robots we create
starring on the great white way:

Let's play USA, let's play USA

How I love the life I lead,
cannot think and cannot read,
watch our values slip away,
play the game of USA

Won't it be a lot of fun
every man will own a gun
Shoot the ones whose point of view
makes a point that bothers you
Go on and pollute the land
Clean air will be sold in cans
Did you hear the master plan?
One nation under Disneyland!

How I love the life I lead,
cannot think and cannot read,
watch our values slip away,
play the game of USA



I'm not anti-American. I'm in mourning for what they've lost and hoping they find it again.

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