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Medium: Real people
Fandom: American politics
Subject: A little musical story about President Obama getting elected, having kind of a hard time, and receiving support from his personal attack dog, Rahm Emanuel
Title: Cuts You Up
Warnings: None

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Janis Joplin - Blowing In the Wind (Democrats)

It's election time and Americans have a dream...

Yes, and how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.



Billy Bragg and Wilco - Christ for President (Republicans)

The dream is not the same for everyone, though.

Let's have Christ our President
Let us have him for our king
Cast your vote for the Carpenter
That you call the Nazarene



Guided By Voices - My Valuable Hunting Knife (Rahm Emanuel)

Really not the same for everyone.

I want to start a new life
With my valuable hunting knife
She will shine like a new girl
And I want to shout out our love to the world



Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You (Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel)

After the euphory of the first few days comes the realization that they've probably landed two of the shittiest jobs in America, actually.

Trying to make some sense of it all,
But I can see that it makes no sense at all,
Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor,
'Cause I don't think that I can take anymore
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.



Phil Ochs - A.M.A. Song (American Medical Association)

Trying to bring about a reform that has failed to come for almost a century now.

Hooray for the A.M.A
And for us doctors gluts of higher pay, higher pay
If you can't afford my bill don't you tell me that you're ill
'Cause that's the free enterprise way

And now the government is getting too ambitious
Yes, we know they want to socialize us all
Well our oath was hippocratic but with money we're fanatic
So we'll see you in Canada in the fall



Tom Lehrer - Pollution (BP)

Things were starting to look up, so this ecological disaster happened.

If you visit American city,
You will find it very pretty.
Just two things of which you must beware:
Don't drink the water and don't breathe the air.

Pollution, pollution,
They got smog and sewage and mud.
Turn on your tap and get hot and cold running crud.

See the halibuts and the sturgeons
Being wiped out by detergents.
Fish gotta swim and birds gotta fly,
But they don't last long if they try.



Eugène Pottier - L'Internationale (Glenn Beck, Fox News pundits)

Accusations of communism!


Creedence Clearwater Revival - Effigy (Tea Partiers)

Angry people with misspelled signs and not so subtle racism issues!

Last night
I saw a fire burning on
The palace lawn.
Over the land
The humble subjects watched in mixed
Emotion.

Who is burnin'?
Who is burnin'?
Effigy.
Who is burnin'?
Who is burnin'?
Effigy.

Last night
I saw the fire spreadin' to
The palace door.
Silent majority
Weren't keepin' quiet
Anymore.



Manic Street Preachers - The Second Great Depression (Barack Obama, the economy)

This not-depression threatens to become his.

The second great depression
Lasted longer than I figured
It stuck around and lingered
Surrounded me and conquered

The second great depression
Left me cold and withered
In your eyes I see it mirrored
I can't believe I let it happen



Ida Maria - Keep Me Warm (Barack Obama)

Luckily, he's got company when the work day just won't end.

Pour myself a cup of coffee full of sober nights,
Cos nicotine and coffee are my friends in this fight

And you, you keep me warm
You, you keep me warm
All your cigarettes and cup of coffee
It keeps me warm

Believe me I can play games cos I know all the rules,
Believe me I can pretend cos I've studied the masks

But I don't wanna play any theatre for you,
I don't wanna stage a single piece for you



Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up (Barack Obama)

Hardship creates weird bonds, sometimes.

I find you in the morning
After dreams of distant signs
You pour yourself over me
Like the sun through the blinds
You lift me up
And get me out
Keep me walking
But never shout
Hold the secret close
I hear you say

You know the way
It throws about
It takes you in
And spits you out
It spits you out
When you desire
To conquer it
To feel you're higher
To follow it
You must be clean
With mistakes
That you do mean
Move the heart
Switch the pace
Look for what seems out of place



Yann Tiersen - Les Jours Tristes (Rahm Emanuel)

It's good to have your own personal Courage Wolf.

It's hard but you know it's worth the fight
'Cause you know you've got the truth on your side
When the accusations fly, hold tight
Don't be afraid of what they'll say
Who cares what cowards think, anyway?
They will understand one day, one day

It's hard, hard when you're here all alone
And everyone else has gone home
Harder to know right from wrong
When all objectivity's gone
And it's gone
But you still carry on

'Cause you, you are the only one left
And you've got to clean up this mess




Comedy Bonus track:

Megadeth - Foreclosure Of A Dream

Rise so high, yet so far to fall.
A plan of dignity and balance for all.
Political breakthrough, euphoria's high.
More borrowed money, more borrowed time.
Backed in a corner, caught up in the race.
Means to an end ended in disgrace.
Perspective is lost in the spirit of the chase.
Foreclosure of a dream,
Those visions never seen,
Until all is lost,
Personal Holocaust.
Foreclosure of a dream.




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My other mixes:

This Thing - A Jon Stewart/"Stephen Colbert" Fanmix
Loyal Dissent - A Jon Stewart/Rahm Emanuel Fanmix
Hold Me Down - A Rahm Emanuel/Stephen Colbert Fanmix
Like Springtime to the Cherry Trees - A Joan Stewart/"Stephanie Colbert" Fanmix

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