B.H.O.’s Campaign Song

Here are the lyrics for those of you who like to follow along:

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now

Neon heart, day-glow eyes
The city lit by fireflies
They’re advertising in the skies
And people like us

And I miss you when you’re not around
I’m getting ready to leave the ground

Oh you look so beautiful tonight…

Don’t look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs, purple irises the camera can’t see

I’ve seen you walk unafraid
I’ve seen you in the clothes you’ve made
Can you see the beauty inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?

And I miss you when you’re not around
I’m getting ready to leave the ground

Oh you look so beautiful tonight…tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Time…time….time…won’t leave me as I am
But time won’t take the boy out of this man
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight

In the city of blinding lights,
The more you know
The less you feel
Some pray for, others steal
Blessings not just for the ones who kneel, luckily

Obama has been using this song for the past year on the campaign trail, but the question is, has he ever listened to it? (Hey man, you gotta listen to the words, man.) It’s a strange choice to me. I mean, if he was looking for something to energize a crowd, there’s at least one Gary Glitter song I can think of. Maybe he chose a U2 song to try to get the Irish vote, much the same way that Penguin travelled out west to get the Indian vote when he ran for mayor of Gotham City.

It does ring true, although not in a way I think Barack would be thrilled with. The more I see of Barack Obama, the less I know about him. That’s true. The less I find out as we go. Hey, that’s true too. The city lit by fireflies, hmmm could he be trying to appeal to the great battleground state of Pennsylvania, whose official State Insect is the firefly? (I know that was a stretch.) Purple irises the camera can’t see, could be an appeal to the people of the proud red state of Tennessee (The iris is their state flower).

Finally, the last line of the song pretty much sums up the Dems agenda. Blessings not just for the ones who kneel, luckily. The ones who kneel represent the religious right, the pro-lifers, the conservative Saddleback crew. Any way you slice it, it’s not the “Don’t Stop” of the W.J. Clinton campaign.

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One Response to “B.H.O.’s Campaign Song”

  1. What I would give to meet Bono…how awesome would that be!