Thursday, June 30, 2005

They're going the way of the dodo...

I normally hate it when people post song lyrics, but this song sums up my feelings about politicians nicely.

I see a white haired man, he's got a suit on hand
He's telling people how they're supposed to live
Nobody's listening to the politician
No matter what sage advice he has to give

He's got a clumsy, outdated m.o.
And he's come to a fork in the road
And there is only one direction to go

Among the commuters, dwarfed by the skyscrapers
I watch the countless millions fighting for space
See hateful, petty acts, disjointed images,
And can't believe that I'm one of the same race

We're all just struggling to cope
And we come to a fork in the road
As we watch our foundations erode
There's only one direction to go

It's the way of the dodo
Such a noble destiny
It's the waltz of desperation
Passed along to you and me

The way of the dodo

It's the gray stuff in your head
It's the pulse of the living and the voices of the dead

- Bad Religion, The Dodo

And it reminds me of the George Santayana quote: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."