Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Instant Karma

I found this retooling of the classic John Lennon song in an article by Gary Leupp in the online newsletter, "Counterpunch."
I think it's pretty catchy.

Instant karma gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head
Betta get your act together Dubya
Soon you'll be politically dead
What in the world you thinking of
Smirking like a fratboy, former gov
What on Earth you trying to do?
Grab Iraq, or Iran and Syria too?
Instant karma's gonna get you
Gonna smack you right on the face
Better get yourself together Dubya
And join the human race
How in the world you gonna see
Smirking like a chimpanzee
Who in the world you think you are?
A superstar? On the stage of war?
Why in the world are we here?
Surely not to live in pain and fear.
Why on earth are you there
Enraging and scaring---
You're gonna get your share.

Well we'll all shine on
In the nuclear war that's to come
Yes we'll all shine on
If Dubya continues to bomb
But it won't be long
Before he and his gang are gone
No it won't be long
Their karma is just too wrong

Gary Leupp is Professor of History at Tufts University, and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Religion.

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