Saturday, May 31, 2014

Saturd80's: "The More Things Change" Edition

Elton John, "Texan Love Song," from 1973's "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player"
This has always been my favorite Elton John album, and this song's satirical take on conservative rednecks, more than 40 years later, remains sadly accurate. This wasn't a common choice for listening when I was an undergrad, but it wasn't rare for me to queue it up for a friend who didn't know it. Here's the chorus; looks like it might've been written yesterday, no?
So it's Ki yi yippie yi yi
You long hairs are sure gonna die
Our American home was clean till you came
And kids still respected the president's name

And the eagle still flew in the sky
Hearts filled with national pride
Then you came along with your drug-crazy songs
Goddamit you're all gonna die
Goddamit you're all gonna die.

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