What a great band! And Chrissy is from my home state, the unbeloved and oft misunderstood Ohio. This song has been buzzing around my head since I woke, humming it all the way through the shower (I don’t sing) and this morning’s strong coffee to news of the Greek revolt and Obama’s pick of anti-gay bigot Baptist preacher Rick Warren to give the invocation at his ascent to the throne. From Jeremiah Wright to Rick Warren…kind of says it all, doesn’t it?
In the middle of the road,
You see the darnest things.
Like fat cats driving around in jeeps through the city,
Wearing big diamond rings and silk suits.
Past corrugated tin shacks holed up with kids and
Man I don’t mean a Hampstead nursery.
But when you own a big chunk of the bloody third world,
The babies just come with the scenery.