1. Friday, October 16, 2009

    make sure to fast forward about 45 seconds into this video 

    cuz billy bragg is radd

    original lyrics:

    It may have been camelot for jack and jacqueline
    But on the che guevara highway filling up with gasoline
    Fidel castros brother spies a rich lady whos crying
    Over luxurys disappointment
    So he walks over and hes trying
    To sympathise with her but he thinks that he should warn her
    That the third world is just around the corner

    In the soviet union a scientist is blinded
    By the resumption of nuclear testing and he is reminded
    That dr robert oppenheimers optimism fell
    At the first hurdle

    In the cheese pavilion and the only noise I hear
    Is the sound of someone stacking chairs
    And mopping up spilt beer
    And someone asking questions and basking in the light
    Of the fifteen fame filled minutes of the fanzine writer

    Mixing pop and politics he asks me what the use is
    I offer him embarrassment and my usual excuses
    While looking down the corridor
    Out to where the van is waiting
    Im looking for the great leap forwards

    Jumble sales are organised and pamphlets have been posted
    Even after closing time theres still parties to be hosted
    You can be active with the activists
    Or sleep in with the sleepers
    While youre waiting for the great leap forwards

    One leap forward, two leaps back
    Will politics get me the sack?

    Here comes the future and you cant run from it
    If youve got a blacklist I want to be on it

    Its a mighty long way down rock n roll
    From top of the pops to drawing the dole

    If no one seems to understand
    Start your own revolution and cut out the middleman

    In a perfect world wed all sing in tune
    But this is reality so give me some room

    So join the struggle while you may
    The revolution is just a t-shirt away
    Waiting for the great leap forwards