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Old Coke or New Coke?

Posted by: Barry Stoller ( Utopia 2000 ) on September 27, 1999 at 01:21:24:

In Reply to: Waiting For Godot's return. posted by Red Deathy on September 20, 1999 at 20:30:08:


Here come the candidates in their expensive threads
Here come their PR machines with the usual talking heads
They've got facts and figures and anecdotes
They've got clean white smiles to beguile our votes
They've got credentials and common sense
And millions of dollars for advertisements
They're proof that we live in a democracy
They're door one and door two---there is no door three;

Chorus:
It's old Coke or new Coke
Who says you don't have a choice?
It's more of the same or more of the same
Go on and use your voice!;

Here come the candidates garbed in red, white and blue
Here come their polling experts to scrutinize me and you
They've got demographics for every region
And pundits who know how to put on the spin
They're prim and they're proper with family values
And they act like we care who will win and who'll lose
They're proof that we live in a democracy
Sponsored by Exxon, Seagram's and G.E.;

More than half of the country doesn't even vote
And not because of apathy
Itís because they're rejecting both of the men
That are puppets of the wealthy
More than half of the country doesn't even vote
So don't assign them the blame
When the ventriloquist's dummy you choose
turns out to be more of the same!;

Here come the candidates with rousing oratory
And here come the lobbyists whom we seldom see
They've got the money to set the stage
And they're obfuscating the working man's rage
With prattling regurgitated speeches
of mindless metaphors and images
It's proof the exchange of ideas is free
To those who own the magazines and TV;

It's old Coke or new Coke
Who says you don't have a choice?
It's more of the same or more of the same
Go on and use your voice!
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...which is to say that I agree completely.


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