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Comments: Police on Their Backs

This fits in nicely with Matthew Yglesias' theory that all current politics have an analogous Clash lyric to accompany them.

Here's a link to the most recent example:

http://www.matthewyglesias.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/3456

Posted by kandyd at June 5, 2004 02:24 AM

Incomprehensible lyrics are a golden opportunity to impose your own petty little personality on somebody else's timeless classic. You have no choice, you've gotta sing it, and your self-respect, and love for the song, won't permit you to go "nunka nunka, hunka boo! gunta gunta nunka NOO!!".

Pretending you are actually writing the song yourself from scratch, like you suggest these guys were doing, is pushing it. Maybe you can kid yourself. Like that Borges story about the guy who wanted to write Don Quixote himself, not just copy it, but actually, somehow, originate it himself, all over again.

(If that were possible, I'd have my band similarly "write" "Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have Fallen In Love With?)" and/or "Child of the Moon" and/or the Chocolate Watchband version of "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" prior to our next performance.)

Posted by Lexington Green at June 5, 2004 04:39 AM

Donna Reed is not my mum

Posted by Georgina at June 5, 2004 10:41 PM