Tuesday, July 05, 2005

flaming lips weirdness

You know the White Stripes song "Seven Nation Army"? Well try singing along with it, substituting these lyrics:

I'm going to Florida
I'm gonna bowl me a perfect game
I'm going to Florida
I'm gonna cut off both my legs

And if Sidney Poitier is a blind man
And he made love to Chairman Mao
Then the world would be a whole lot of nothing
But an abortion when there ain't no child

I'm going to Florida
I'm gonna hold back the hands of time
I'm going to Florida
Where the lobbyists can change their minds

And if Colin Powell is a scarecrow
And John Ashcroft is a steely tin man
Then the Rumsfeld Donald can't go on lying
Cause Harry Potter's telling George who to slam, who to slam

(lyrics thanks to Emerald Wizard Radio)

Beyond the vague Bush-y references, I'm not sure what the hell this is supposed to mean. But then again, it's a Flaming Lips cover, so what else would you expect? You can find this version, which the Lips call "Seven Nation Army (Harry Potter and George W. Bush Severed Head Mix)," on the Flaming Lips' LateNightTales mix CD.

While we're on the topic of "Seven Nation Army" covers, how about this one? (link requires iTunes)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Some of the lyrics are from an old Butthole Surfers song going to Florida