This is a great old song, updated for 2008. The funny thing is that, listening to it as a kid, I had no idea what they were talking about. I suppose that’s what happens when good songs and idiot politicians get together–some things just don’t get old. WordPress.com doesn’t work well with embeds, so click on the link, alright?
[edit: It occurred to me that not everybody knows the lyrics to this tune, so here they are, courtesy of Arlo.net.]
I'm Changing My Name to Chrysler by Tom Paxton Oh the price of gold is rising out of sight And the dollar is in sorry shape tonight What the dollar used to get us Now won't buy a head of lettuce No the economic forecast isn't right But amidst the clouds I spot a shining ray I can even glimpse a new and better way And I've demised a plan of action Worked it down to the last fraction And I'm going into action here today CHORUS: I am changing my name to Chrysler I am going down to Washington D.C. I will tell some power broker What they did for Iacocca Will be perfectly acceptable to me I am changing my name to Chrysler I am headed for that great receiving line So when they hand a million grand out I'll be standing with my hand out Yes sire I'll get mine When my creditors are screaming for their dough I'll be proud to tell them all where they can all go They won't have to scream and holler They'll be paid to the last dollar Where the endless streams of money seem to flow I'll be glad to tell them what they can do It's a matter of a simple form or two It's not just remuneration it's a liberal education Ain't you kind of glad that I'm in debt to you CHORUS Since the first amphibians crawled out of the slime We've been struggling in an unrelenting climb We were hardly up and walking before money started talking And it's sad that failure is an awful crime Well it's been that way for a millenium or two But now it seems that there's a different point of view If you're a corporate titanic and your failure is gigantic Down to congress there's a safety net for you CHORUS