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Pink Floyd, the inspiration for my Kos name, my huffpo name, and my author name too, just nailed it with Animals.

Just as the quote about how kids are such trouble these days, makes you think it's about 21st century hooligans, until you find out that Aristotle or Plato or Socrates (one of them ol' Greek fellers) said it wayy back when...so goes the prescient messages of Animals.

It's an album from the 70s, and not even Floyd's best, but wow, it has never been truer than it is right now.

Please join me for some incredible lyrics, after the orange squigg:  brought to you by Monsanto and the Fracking Industry...

First the tale of Karl Rove:

Pigs
Big man, pig man
Ha ha charade you are.
You well-heeled big wheel,
Ha ha charade you are.
And when your hand is on your heart,
You're nearly a good laugh.
Almost a joker...
Then, dear Mitt:
Dogs
You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking.
And after a while, you can work on points for style
Like the club tie, and the firm handshake
A certain look in the eye, and an easy smile
You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to
So that when they turn their backs on you
You'll get the chance to put the knife in.
You gotta keep one eye looking over your shoulder
You know it's going to get harder, and harder, and harder as you get older...

And now, we middle class and poor folks:

Sheep

Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away
Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air
You better watch out
There may be dogs about
I've looked over Jordan and I have seen
Things are not what they seem.

What do you get for pretending the danger's not real
Meek and obedient you follow the leader
Down well trodden corridors into the valley of steel
What a surprise!
A look of terminal shock in your eyes
Now things are really what they seem
No, this is no bad dream.
(I enjoy this one so much that I used this verse from Sheep to foreward Aldus Shrugged)

And now...life itself under the Koch Brothers:
(and you thought DOGS were the real badasses...)
Pigs On The Wing
If you didn't care what happened to me,
And I didn't care for you,
We would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain
Occasionally glancing up through the rain.
Wondering which of the buggars to blame
And watching for pigs on the wing.

You know that I care what happens to you,
And I know that you care for me.
So I don't feel alone,
Or the weight of the stone,
Now that I've found somewhere safe
To bury my bone.
And any fool knows a dog needs a home,
A shelter from pigs on the wing.

Originally posted to The Antidote To Ayn Rand on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 03:51 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA and Protest Music.

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