Bright Eyes performed "When the President Talks to God" on The Tonight Show this week--the same show where Jay Leno schilled for California's recall and the election of Schwartzennegger. Could the King be right?
Check out a clip of the Tonight Show appearance, download the song yourself for free on iTunes or check out the lyrics below the fold. (Thanks to Dave at Seeing the Forest for the clip link.)
When the president talks to God Are the conversations brief or long? Does he ask to rape our women's rights And send poor farm kids off to die? Does God suggest an oil hike When the president talks to God?
When the president talks to God Are the consonants all hard or soft? Is he resolute all down the line? Is every issue black or white? Does what God says ever change his mind When the president talks to God?
When the president talks to God Does he fake that drawl or merely nod? Agree which convicts should be killed? Where prisons should be built and filled? Which voter fraud must be concealed When the president talks to God?
When the president talks to GodI wonder which one plays the better cop We should find some jobs. the ghetto's broke No, they're lazy, George, I say we don't Just give 'em more liquor stores and dirty coke That's what God recommends
When the president talks to God Do they drink near beer and go play golf While they pick which countries to invade Which Muslim souls still can be saved? I guess god just calls a spade a spade When the president talks to God
When the president talks to God Does he ever think that maybe he's not? That that voice is just inside his head When he kneels next to the presidential bed Does he ever smell his own bullshit When the president talks to God?
I doubt it
I doubt it
Is protest music back? Do network ratings now lie in Bush-bashing? Is the country waking up?
Just what is that smell in the air?