It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I feel fine) - REM
R. Kelley's "I Believe I Can Fly".Why?Think about it.That shit is hysterical.How could you not start laughing it that started playing at the end credits for the movie about the past 8 years.
Taj Mahal's"Don't Call Us"We'll call youIf you need something doneWe'll get in touch with youThe same people you meet on the way up You meet on the way downposted by Yetijuice
I was going to say some sort of requiem, but I'm not necessarily praying for the soul of the departed, soooo... probably that music that's playing when Burns and Smithers are running the plant by themselves during the labor strike.
How about...Electioneering,The Trickster or Hail to the Thief by RadioheadNo Sympathy by Super Furry Animalsor perhaps (Shittin' on) Top of the World by Obie Trice
Blur - "Charmless Man""I met him in a crowded roomWhere people go to drink away their gloomHe sat me down and so beganThe story of a charmless manEducated the expensive wayHe knows his claret from a beaujolaisI think he'd like to have been Ronnie KrayBut then nature didn't make him that wayHe thinks his educated airs those family sharesWill protect him, that you will respect himHe moves in circles of friends who just pretend that they like himHe does the same to them and when you put it all togetherThere's the model of a charmless manHe knows the swingers and their cavalrySays he can get in anywhere for freeI began to go a little cross eyedAnd from this charmless man I just had to hideHe talks at speed he gets nose bleedsHe doesn't see his days are tumbling down upon himYet he tries so hard to please he's just so keen for you to listenBut no-one is listening and when you put it all togetherThere's the model of a charmless manHe thinks his educated airs, those family sharesWill protect him, that you will respect himYet he tries so hard to please he's just so keen for you to listenBut no-one is listening and when you put it all togetherThere's the model of a charmless man"
"Hit The Road, Jack!"
Wouldn't it be Nice
Elvis."Don't Be Cruel."
American Idiot, by Green Day.
I think the obvious answer is a slow-mo montage of the past eight years set to the tune of Elton John's "Tiny Dancer".
Well, the obvious ones are:"Loser" by Beck"American Idiot" by Green DayBut I would submit Bruce Springsteen's "Long Walk Home", where he talks about the America that used to be and that is hoped to arise once again:My father said "Son, we're lucky in this town,It's a beautiful place to be born.It just wraps its arms around you,Nobody crowds you and nobody goes it aloneYou know that flag flying over the courthouseMeans certain things are set in stoneWho we are, what we'll do and what we won't"lyrics
"Wino Man" by Frank ZappaL.A. in the summer of '69I went downtown and bought me some wineOh, I drank it down under the tableI said: watch me now,I'm gonna eat the labelWell I'm a wino man,Don't you know I am?36 - 24, hips about 30I seen a fine ladyAnd I started talkin' dirtyBoy, she looked over at meAnd she raised her thumbShe said: "Jam down the roadYou funky-ass bumI'm a wino man,Don't you know I am?I went to the country,And while I was goneI lost control of my body functionsOn a roller-headed lady's front lawnI'm so ashamed,But I'm a wino manI can't help myselfI've been drinkin' all nightTill my eyes got redStumbled on the gutterAnd busted my headBugs in my zoot suit,Been scratchin' like a dogI can't stand no water,And I stink like a hogGive me a five dollar bill,And an overcoat tooGive me a five dollar bill,And an overcoat tooA five dollar bill and an overcoat tooA five dollar bill and a Florsheim shoe
"American Idiot" seems a little too obvious, so I'm going with Green Day's "F.O.D." instead.
Whatever was playing at the end of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. I kinda feel like a dancin' Ewok right now.
Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World."
Liam Lynch - My United States Of WhateverHives - Hate to say I told you soFaithless - Weapon of Mass DestructionFoo Fighters - The PretenderDisturbed - land of ConfusionRammstein - AmerikaDaniel Powter - Bad DayBasement Jaxx - Where's your head atMan this is fun, I could this all day!
Kenny Roger's The Gambler. Some country music befitting a Texan, and cheesy fake wisdom befitting his administration.
Superimpose the credits on Bush's "best-of" verbal gaffes, and his claims of making tough decisions, while playing "Yakety Sax" from Benny Hill in the background. Refuse to take the man seriously and hasten his departure from public memory.
Muse - Take a BowCorruptYou're corruptBring corruption to all that you touchHoldYou beholdAnd beholden for all that you've doneAnd spinCast a spellCast a spell on the country you runAnd riskYou will riskYou will risk all their lives and their soulsAnd burnYou will burnYou will burn in hell, yeah you'll burn in hellYou'll burn in hellYeah you'll burn in hellFor your sinsIn fact several songs from that album sound as if they were written specifically for bush.
Let's go the route of The Wiz.Bush's Exit: Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad NewsObama's Entrance: A Brand New Day
Scroll down, Darek.I posted Take a Bow this morning.
Polk Salad Annie
Looking backward on the last eight years, I'd borrow Gary Jules "Mad World" from Donnie Darko.Looking forward, maybe "Pink Houses." I've always enjoyed that song as a celebration of America.
I say, no music at all - just the sound of a record playing static, looping back over and over at the end of an album. And use end credit cards, instead of a scrolling credit list.That strikes the right note in my mind.
"Shit List" by L7 gets my vote
Roger Waters, "The Tide is Turning" from Radio KAOS.
Tough one. Creep seems too obvious.Are we celebrating?--See A Little Light by Bob Mould.Idiots Rule by Jane's Addiction...maybe that would have been better a bit earlier.White Folk's Blood by House of Freaks is a damn-near perfect fit, but nobody knows that song.Superstar by the Carpenters...or Sonic Youth, if you prefer.
That sad walking away music from "The Incredible Hulk."
Don't Stop Believing - Journey.
How about a couple:Guns N Roses - Paradise CityLed Zepp - StairwayPearl Jam - Yellow LedbetterNirvana - Come As You AreSocial D - Ball and Chain
American Idiot may be obvious, sure, but it still is great, if popular, song from one of the best albums of the last ten years.R.E.M have several that could be put in, including most of their latest CD, Accelerate. "Man-Sized Wreath" is darn catchy. And even though it's about earlier years, "Ignoreland" from 1992 is another good one.
Betty Everett's You're No Goodhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rFFzBDCHKY
How about a little Sad Trombone? That's the sound I picture between his ears everytime he speaks.
I'm surprised nobody's mentioned this one already...The End - The Doors.
For parody fun - back when the USA was lov'n some Bush; we had "The Right Brothers" singing "Bush Was Right". Sure the GOP elders thought this was a classic.www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-z2D9lo9-8&eurl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDqDMKRVfvQsays it all methinks...
"Cunts are Still Running the World"by Jarvis Cockerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anb8cobd5N4&feature=relatedWell did you hear, there's a natural order? Those most deserving will end up with the most? That the cream cannot help but always rise up to the top, Well I say,... Shit floats. If you thought things had changed, Friend, you'd better think again, Bluntly put, in the fewest of words: Cunts are still running the world, Cunts are still running the world. Now the Working classes are obsolete, They are surplus to society's needs, So let 'em all kill each other, And get it maid overseas. That's the word don't you know, From the guys that's running the show, Lets be perfectly clear boys and girls, Cunts are still running the world, Cunts are still running the world. Oh feed your children on crayfish and lobster tails, Find a school near the top of the league, In theory I respect your right to exist, I will kill you if you move in next to me, Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust, Oh but the takings are up by a third, Cunts are still running the world, Cunts are still running the world. (Cunts are still running the world) (Cunts are still running the world) The free market is perfectly natural, Do you think that I'm some kind of dummy? It's the ideal way to order the world; â€œFuck the morals, does it make any money?And if you don't like it? Then leave. Or use your right to protest on the street, Yeah, use your right but don't imagine that it's heard, Not whilst cunts are still running the world, Cunts are still running the world, Cunts are still running the world, Cunts are still running the world, Cunts are still running the world, Cunts are still running the world, Cunts are still running... the world.
neil young - vampire bluestool - swamp song and then as he slowly disappears:"let the sunshine in", from hair
"Gas Face", by 3rd Bass
I've got the theme from Laurel and Hardy stuck in my head. I think it works surprisingly well.Ridiculously I think this works betterhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt8-iUxZ5Vc
Eric Carmen's 1975 power ballad "All By Myself."
Type O Negative - Red Water (Christmas Mourning)
Oh, and Carly Simon's You're so Vain
The music from the "Game Over" screen in the first Super Mario Bros.
Some kind of blues seems appropriate and while Bush doesn't really deserve GOOD blues, Elmore James' "Sky is Crying" incorporates the past eight years fairly well. How about,"I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You" by Louis Armstrong? A New Orleans native celebrating the end of a low-down sumbitch.
Us and Them - Pink Floyd
We're missing the big one. The one hopefully we won't have to hear again for a long, long time."God Bless the USA (I'm Proud To Be an American)" by Lee Greenwood. Great irony.
Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero
Closer - Nine Inch Nailsadmin
"Will You Be There" by Michael Jackson. It's from Free Willy. And oddly, the lyrics actually work, aside from the fact that I want the theme song from a movie about a whale. Hold MeLike The River JordanAnd I Will Then Say To TheeYou Are My FriendCarry MeLike You Are My BrotherLove Me Like A MotherWill You Be There?WearyTell Me Will You Hold MeWhen Wrong, Will You Skold MeWhen Lost Will You Find Me?But They Told MeA Man Should Be FaithfulAnd Walk When Not AbleAnd Fight Till The EndBut I'm Only HumanEveryone's Taking Control Of MeSeems That The World'sGot A Role For MeI'm So ConfusedWill You Show To MeYou'll Be There For MeAnd Care Enough To Bear Me(Hold Me)(Lay Your Head Lowly)(Softly Then Boldly)(Carry Me There)(Lead Me)(Love Me And Feed Me)(Kiss Me And Free Me)(I Will Feel Blessed)(Carry)(Carry Me Boldly)(Lift Me Up Slowly)(Carry Me There)(Save Me)(Heal Me And Bathe Me)(Softly You Say To Me)(I Will Be There)(Lift Me)(Lift Me Up Slowly)(Carry Me Boldly)(Show Me You Care)(Hold Me)(Lay Your Head Lowly)(Softly Then Boldly)(Carry Me There)(Need Me)(Love Me And Feed Me)(Kiss Me And Free Me)(I Will Feel Blessed)[Spoken]In Our Darkest HourIn My Deepest DespairWill You Still Care?Will You Be There?In My TrialsAnd My TripulationsThrough Our DoubtsAnd FrustrationsIn My ViolenceIn My TurbulenceThrough My FearAnd My ConfessionsIn My Anguish And My PainThrough My Joy And My SorrowIn The Promise Of Another TomorrowI'll Never Let You PartFor You're Always In My Heart.
How about Pee Wee's Playhouse
Youngsters, go have a listen to "An American Tune" by Paul Simon.It's a perfect fit:
That song from The Crying Game
Damn, somebody already said "The Gambler"....Alright then, Matthew Sweet's "Ugly Truth Rock" or Bob Dylan's "Masters Of War".
benny hill theme song.
Joey Scarbury - Believe It or Not (Theme from Greatest American Hero)
I'll go for the vision of the future rather than a summation of that movie and run with Carl Nielsen's 'The Inextinguishable'. "“Music is life, and, like life, inextinguishable.”Composed during WWI, it inspired that even though everything looks shitty (and World Wars are very very shitty), life will persevere. And that philosophy pretty much kept me going the last 8 years of Bush!
Some obvious choices are:"No W" - Ministry"Capital G" - Nine Inch NailsSome less direct: "I Wanna Be a Boss" - Stan Ridgway"Don't Crash" - Front 242
"Send In The Clowns"
Anonymous beat me to Yackety Sax.Most appropriate.
To Drunk To F..k by Dead Kennedys! & 51St State by New Model Army! Many Greetings From A German-Italian Who Lives In Athens-Greece... ...Also Many Kisses To Lovely Inara!
Grateful Dead - Friend of the DevilFrank Sinatra - My Way
Since the nightmare is finally over, (and I'm a sucker for irony, like the love song playing over the mid-air refueling scene in "Doctor Strangelove") I'm going to go with one of my dear departed grandma's favorite songs. Louis Armstrong's version of "What a wonderful world".Alternately, we'll skip music and go with the classic '92 Bill Hicks comedy skit where he comments on Clinton's victory over Bush the 1 and screams "the Republican beast is dead!"
"Here Comes a Regular" - The Replacements
They could play Yakety Sax and roll the credits as we see Bush being chased 1.5x speed out of the White House across the front lawn by an angry butler and a chef waving a frying pan.As they run down Pennsylvania avenue Bush slams into a police officer and a bald old guy knocking them both over. They too take up the chase. As he rounds onto 12th Street, Bush loses his balance and clutches desperately to an attractive couple standing on the corner. The woman's dress tears off in his hands revealing her bra, knickers, garter and stockings. The angry husband takes a swing which Bush ducks like a flying shoe, and the chase continues. More hijinks ensue until the entire street is full of angry Americans chasing Bush down the middle of the road waving fists and shouting curses until the credits finish rolling.
Forgot about Steve Earle's 2004 "The Revolution Starts Now" - maybe a little ahead of its time.Did have the classic ditty - "Condi Condi", a tribute to the Supertanker Rice.Oh Condi, Condi I’m talkin’ to you girl What’s it gonna hurt come on give me a whirl Shake your body now let me see you go One time for me Oh Condi I love you so Skank for me Condi show me what you got They say you’re too uptight I say you’re not Dance around me spinnin’ like a top Oh Condi Condi Condi don’t ever stop
brenda lee's "i'm sorry""Im sorry, so sorry,That I was such a fool."
I'm gonna go with the cover of John Lennon's Imagine. performed by Maynard James Keenan.But frankly, the last thing I'd like to hear in relation to this man is something along the lines of:"Mr. Bush, please turn around slowly, face the wall, and place both hands behind your back."
Aww, someone beat me to "Cunts are Still Running the World".I'll go with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Grind My Bones. The feeling of worn down desperation in the song just somehow feels right after eight years.
John Ashcroft's "Let the Eagle Soar" with the best bushisms laid over the top. If the song ends before the credits do, maybe fade into the gay cowboy instrumental from Brokeback Mountain.
"America (Fuck Yeah!)"
Dead silence, because he didn't learn a thing, and hasn't copped to a single mistake.
The song I was thinking of the night Obama won was:Leonard Cohen's Democracy."Democracy is coming. To the USA"
"The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down".
Probably something from Immortal Technique, like "The Cause of Death".
Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is?
Wow. 70+ comments in and I'm the first to propose:The Clash, Go Straight To Hell Boy
Na na na na, na na na na, hey, hey, goodbye.
could go the way of the yankees when the visiting team wins...new york new york by lizza minelliorthe downward spiral- NIN
How about Nancy Sinatra's "These Were Made For Walkin"
easythe coasters singing yakety yak"take out the papers and the trashor you won't get no spending cashyakety yakdon't come back."
"Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead." Preferably the Klaus Nomi version.
America is Not the WorldBy MorrisseyAmerica your head's too big, Because America, Your belly is too big. And I love you, I just wish you'd stay where you belongIn America, The land of the free, they said, And of opportunity, In a just and a truthful way.But where the president, is never black, female or gay, and until that day, you've got nothing to say to me, to help me believeIn America, it brought you the hamburger. Well America you know where, you can shove your hamburger. And don't you wonder, why in Estonia they say, Hey you, you big fat pig, you fat pig, you fat pigSteely blue eyes with no love in them, scan the World,And a humourless smile, with no warmth within, greets the world.And I, I have got nothing, to offer you No-no-no-no-no, just this heart deep and true, which you say you don't needSee with your eyes, touch with your hands, please, hear through your ears, know in your soul, please. For haven't you me with you now? and I love you, I love you, I love you. And I love you, I love you, I love you.
While I appreciate the Yakety Sax suggestion, my partner mentioned, and I have to agree with her, that "I Started a Joke" by the Bee Gees best sums it up.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2HOiMeDOrs
"I Hate Everything About You" by Ugly Kid Joe. Finally, bad 90's music is good for something.
Another Fine Day - Golden Smog
i would loop Steam's Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Them Goodbye, over and over like they do at sports games.
"here come the bastards" by Primus
The music from the last scene in Dr. Strangelove comes to mind.Or, as the credits roll and we watch clips of his most cringe-worthy moments, we laugh at the pure incongruity of 'Detatchable Penis' by King Missile.
The lonely man music from the Hulk.All the destructive little presidential terror wanted was a friend.
Oh, just give me the theme from "The Dating Game."Da-da-da-duh-da-da-da-daaaa...Honestly, weren't we very excited at first thinking we were compatible with this guy and then with every question we asked, his answers from the other side of the wall just got more and more absurd until the point we said, "Where did you find this kook? FUCK YOUR FREE DINNER AND TRIP TO SAN DIEGO!"
I'm a little late to the show (okay, a lot late), but as I considered a song to post, this one popped in my head."My Work Is Done" by Steve Von TilMy forge and hammer, lie reclinedMy bellows too, have lost their windMy fire's extinct, my forge decayedAnd in the dust, my vice is laidMy coal is spent, my iron is goneMy anvil's broke, my work is doneMy work is doneMy work is done
Head Like A Hole - NIN
"Chocolate City" - ParliamentUh, what's happening CC?They still call it the White HouseBut that's a temporary condition, too.Can you dig it, CC?To each his reachAnd if I don't cop, it ain't mine to haveBut I'll be reachin' for ya'Cause I love ya, CC.Right on.There's a lot of chocolate cities, aroundWe've got Newark, we've got GarySomebody told me we got L.A.And we're working on AtlantaBut you're the capital, CCGainin' on ya!Get downGainin' on ya!Movin' in and on yaGainin' on ya!Can't you feel my breath, hehGainin' on ya!All up around your neck, heh hehHey, CC!They say your jivin' game, it can't be changedBut on the positive side,You're my piece of the rockAnd I love you, CC.Can you dig it?Hey, uh, we didn't get our forty acres and a muleBut we did get you, CC, heh, yeahGainin' on yaMovin' in and around yaGod bless CC and its vanilla suburbsGainin' on ya!Gainin' on ya!Gainin' on ya! (heh!)Gainin' on ya!Gainin' on ya!What's happening, blood?Gainin' on ya!Gainin' on ya!Gainin' on ya!Yeah!What's happening, black?Brother black, blood evenYeah-ahh, just funnin'Gettin' downAh, blood to bloodAh, players to ladiesThe last percentage count was eightyYou don't need the bullet when you got the ballotAre you up for the downstroke, CC?Chocolate cityAre you with me out there?And when they come to march on yaTell 'em to make sure they got their James Brown passAnd don't be surprised if Ali is in the White HouseReverend Ike, Secretary of the TreasureRichard Pryor, Minister of EducationStevie Wonder, Secretary of FINE artsAnd Miss Aretha Franklin, the First LadyAre you out there, CC?A chocolate city is no dreamIt's my piece of the rock and I dig you, CCGod bless Chocolate City and its (gainin' on ya!) vanilla suburbsCan y'all get to that?Gainin' on ya!Gainin' on ya!Easin' inGainin' on ya!In yo' stuffGainin' on ya!Huh, can't get enoughGainin' on ya!Gainin' on ya!Be mo' funk, be mo' funkGainin' on ya!Can we funk you tooGainin' on ya!Right on, chocolate city!Yeah, get deepReal deepHehBe mo' funkMmmph, hehGet deepBadUnh, hehJust got New York, I'm told
Though 'American Idiot' does seem really apposite, I'd go for Stereolab, Wow & Flutter,http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BkpXoM0D-PkI didn’t question I didn’t know,As far as I’d seen life was endless,When I realised I had to let go,We are mere mortals,As to the rest,It’s not eternal, imperishable,While on the move,It’s not eternal, interminable,Progress is the clue,I though IBM was born with the world,The US flag would float forever,The cold opponent did pack away,The capital will have to follow,It’s not eternal, imperishable,Oh yes it will go,It’s not eternal, imperishable,The dinosaur law,Look at the symbols, they are alive,They move evolve and then they die.
Sounds of Silence Gimme Three Steps -Lynrd SkynrdIs There Anybody Out There? -Pink FloydComfortably Numb Don't Fear the ReaperThe JokerAnother One Bites the Dustbut my fave has got to be:Get the Party Started by Pink
Nowhere ManTake This Job and Shove ItAmarillo By Morning
We'll Meet Again...you know, like the end of Dr. Strangelove.
How about silence... pure silence. This cunt doesn't deserve anything, no song, no theme, no score. The faster he gets the fuck out the better we'll all be.
Theme from M*A*S*H - Suicide is Painless :p
Since I think any conversation between GHWB41 and GWB43 sounds like Sheriff Buford T. Justice and Junior..."The Bandit"They call you the banditAn outlaw untamedShackled only by freedomYou wear no man's chainSome say they despise youWell maybe they doBut deep down inside themI bet they wish they were you"
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