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Tournament of Tunes: The Lyrics

As a prelude to the championship of the Tournament of Tunes, here are the lyrics for the finalists.


Ted Leo - Loyal To My Sorrowful Country

No more shall I be
Loyal to my sorrowful country

Well, I've walked from coast to coast
And I've seen, yes I've seen
No one's business but my own
Where I've been, where I've been

No more shall I be
Loyal to my sorrowful country

In the days when we were young
We were free, we were free
Now that Georgie's reign's begun
We won't be, we can't be

No more shall I be
Loyal to my sorrowful country

Though my name of bygone years
Is in the land, in the land
I'll uproot it without tears
And I'll change it if I can

No more shall I be
Loyal to my sorrowful country


Camper Van Beethoven - Sweethearts

‘Cause he’s always living back in Dixon, circa 1949
And we’re all sitting at fountain at the five and dime
‘Cause he’s living in some B-movie
The lines they are so clearly drawn
In black and white, life is so easy
And we’re all coming along on this one

‘Cause he’s on a secret mission
Headquarters just radioed in
He left his baby at the dance hall
While the band plays on, some sweet song
And on a mission over China
The lady opens up her arms
The flowers bloom where you have placed them
And the lady smiles just like mom

Angels wings are icing over
McDonnell-Douglas olive drab
They bear the names of our sweethearts
And the captain smiles as we crash
‘Cause in the mind of Ronald Reagan
Wheels they turn and gears they grind
Buildings collapse in slow motion
And trains collide
Everything is fine
Everything is fine
Everything is fine

September 21, 2006 in Music, Music: ToT 06 | Permalink

Comments

Interesting that the match-up came down to two political songs from two similar yet distinct eras.

Posted by: TJ at Oct 5, 2006 7:26:47 AM