Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hillary's Search For A Campaign Song

Hillary Clinton is looking for a campaign song. You can vote on her song here. You can also nominate a different song. I thought "We're All In This Together" by Ben Lee would be a good choice, but how could it win against a Smash Mouth song used in Shrek? Here are the (mostly narcissistic) choices:

City Of Blinding Lights- U2

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Suddenly I See- KT Tunstall
And everything around her is a silver pool of light
The people who surround her feel the benefit of it It makes you
calm She holds you captivated in her palm
I'm A Believer- Smash Mouth
And then I saw her face, Now I'm a believer
Get Ready- The Temptations

I never met a girl who makes me feel the way that you do
(You're alright)
Whenever I'm asked who makes my dreams real, I say that you do

Ready To Run- The Dixie Chicks
You see it feels like I'm starting to care
And I'm going to be ready this time

Rock This Country!- Shania Twain
Every brown-eyed boy-every blue-eyed girl
Gotta really go psycho-give it a whirl
We're gonna rock this country
Right out of this world

Beautiful Day- U2
You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

Right Here, Right Now- Jesus Jones
A woman on the radio talks about revolution
when it's already passed her by

I'll Take You There- The Staple Sisters
I know a place, ya'all (I'll take you there)
Ain't nobody cryin'(I'll take you there)
Ain't nobody worried(I'll take you there)
No smilin' faces(I'll take you there)
Uh-uh(Lyin' to the races)

Interesting choices. Here's my Ben Lee recommendation:
I know you think about jumping ship before it sinks
but we are all in this together
ask a scientist
it's quantum physics
we are all in this together
on the subway we feel like strangers
but we're all in this together
yeah i love you and you love her and she loves him
and we're all in this together
Do you have a better idea? post a comment. Be as snarky as you wish.


Jay Allen Sanford said...

I vote "City Of Blinding Lights," if only so pundits will later notice "City Of Tiny Lights" by famous former neighbor Frank Zappa and use it to taunt Mrs. Clinton with "tiny is as tiny do" =

City of tiny lites
Don’t you wanna go
Hear the tiny auto horns
When they tiny blow
Tiny lightnin’
In the storm
Tiny blankets
Gonna keep you warm
Tiny pillows
Tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny sheets
Talkin’ bout the tiny cookies
That the peoples eats
Well city of tiny lites
Maybe you should know
That it’s over there
In the tiny dirt somewhere

You can see it any time
When you get the squints
From your downers and your wine
You’re so big
It’s so tiny
Every cloud is silver liney
The great escape for all of you
Tiny is as tiny do
Tiny is as tiny do
Tiny is as tiny do
Tiny is as tiny do

City of tiny lites
Do-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-nt you wanna go
Hear the tiny auto horns
Whe-e-e-e-e-e-e-n they tiny blow
Tiny, lightnin
In the storm
Tiny blankets
Tiny blankets
Are bound to keep you warm
Tiny pillows
Talkin’ bout those tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny sheets
Talkin’ bout them tiny cookies
That the peoples eats
City of tiny lights
May be you should know
Thats it’s over there
Well that is over there
Say that it’s over there
Well it is over there

davidfennema said...

Okay, two quick things:
1. Doesn't this go completely against the whole idea of a campaign song to begin with? We're picking it for her? She's supposed to pick the damn song so we can all think about why she picked it and what it means. If we pick it, how could it possibly have any personal meaning for her?
2. That Jesus Jones song was already used once. By her husband.