Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I don't wanna sail on this ship of fools

Avarice and greed are gonna drive you over the endless sea
They will leave you drifting in the shallows
Drowning in the oceans of history
Travellin' the world, you're in search of no good
But I'm sure you're philosophic like I knew you would
Using all the good people for your galley slaves
As your little boat struggles through the the warning waves

Somehow, this seemed appropriate to mark the anniversary of W's "Mission Accomplished" speech.

(It's World Party's "Ship of Fools," from 1986. The video fairly screams 1980s--in a bad way--but I've always loved that song. Frequent TVB visitor Chef Nick used to have the band's leader, Karl Wallinger, as a flatmate, so we have only two degrees of separation!)

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