American Pie

With George Bush finally nearly out of office it's time for my magnum opus on his presidency. Let's go with a long one and use "American Pie" by Don McClean.

A long, long time ago…
I can still remember
When the deficit was within reach
And I knew if we had to roam
We could actually afford a home
Maybe even on a beach

But the Bush era made me shiver
With every paper they’d deliver
Dumb moves from the President
And all that war money we leant

I can’t remember if I cried
When I learned how many Americans died
Something this stupid can’t be lied
The day we took up Iraqi pride

But bye-bye, you made Americans die
Drove the economy where it ought not to be
And our housing sky high
And them good old boys raising gas price on the fly
Singing this’ll be the day middle class will die
This will be the day that they die

Did you reverse all the environment bills Clinton got through?
And didn’t you vacation for an extreme amount too
I guess its ok when you’re in charge
Do you believe you’ve actually done good?
By staying the course when nobody else would.
And can you teach me how to get an ego that large

Well I know that you don’t really have a clue
Cheney’s been doing all the really bad for you
He just pulls your strings and laughs
Tries to cover it up with fancy graphs

You were a drunken ex-president’s son
Acting as governor to have some fun
But even then we didn’t know just how dumb
The day you took up Iraqi pride

But now we’ll be singing
Bye-bye, you made Americans die
Drove the economy where it ought not to be
And our housing sky high
And them good old boys raising gas price on the fly
Singing this’ll be the day middle class will die
This will be the day that they die

Now for eight years we’ve been falling fast
The economy is broke at last
But that’s not how it used to be.
With your sweetener’s for the very rich
Trying to get by now is a real bitch
It costs more to the average you and me

Oh, and all the while we were spiraling down
You were staying the course on some other ground
Our own troubles were adjourned
All efforts to fix were returned
And while illegals marched to our borders to pass
We still let them cut our grass
As they’re the only ones to do it without sass
The day America died.

But now we’ll be singing
Bye-bye, you made Americans die
Drove the economy where it ought not to be
And our housing sky high
And them good old boys raising gas price on the fly
Singing this’ll be the day middle class will die
This will be the day that they die

Helter skelter in the prisoner shelter
Detainees and the water torture
Eight years in and without a charge
They’re shoved into a little cell
On a Marine Base, might as well
Torture them to see what secrets they’ll tell
Of terrorist plots they’re trying to sell.

Now the health care issue is such a mess
It’s hard to imagine you doing much less
You tried a lame solution
Oh, but it was just really political pollution
Cause the cost of drugs was rocketing through
Buying in Canada, yes, you blocked that too
Do you recall all the things we could no longer do?
The day America died.

But now we’ll be singing
Bye-bye, you made Americans die
Drove the economy where it ought not to be
And our housing sky high
And them good old boys raising gas price on the fly
Singing this’ll be the day middle class will die
This will be the day that they die

Oh, and there we were all in one place
A generation puzzled over a chad disgrace
With no time left to count again.
So come on: jack be nimble, jack be quick!
Jack flash sat on a candlestick
Cause chaos is Bush’s only friend.

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
I sat in disbelief controlling rage
No angel born in hell
Could break that idiot’s spell
And as the deficit climbed into the night
While he’s spending on weapons with delight
I thought something must be done, this isn’t right
The day America died

But now we’ll be singing
Bye-bye, you made Americans die
Drove the economy where it ought not to be
And our housing sky high
And them good old boys raising gas price on the fly
Singing this’ll be the day middle class will die
This will be the day that they die

I met a girl who lost her pride
Foreclosures, costs forced her outside
She’s living in a cardboard shack
I went out to the suburbs today
The cost of gas drove most people away
The county was trying to lure some back

And in the streets; the children screamed
The democrats cried, and the idealist dreamed
But not a word was spoken
Every good process had been broken
And the three men I admire the most
The father, son, and the holy ghost
They bought a villa on a foreign coast
The day American died

But finally we’ll be singing
Bye-bye, you made Americans die
Drove the economy where it ought not to be
And our housing sky high
And them good old boys raising gas price on the fly
Singing this’ll be the day middle class will die
This will be the day that they die