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A Brief History of Campaign Songs

From Time Magazine.

After reading this piece, it seems that the choice of song gives you a good idea of the candidate's chance at winning. Lyndon Johnson's was, "Hello, Lyndon," an adaptation of the Broadway hit, "Hello Dolly."

Barack Obama's was, Signed, Sealed Delivered, I'm Yours, while McCain's was, (LOL) Take a Chance on Me. No thanks, John.

It's a pretty interesting article for people interested in music.
http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,288...



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Michael Nystrom's picture

What should Rand's be?

Suggestions?

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

how about this one?


http://youtu.be/8CJZcVi5BA4

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Thought this song fit for Ron Paul but is also especially

fitting with "the Eye Doctor" Paul dontcha think? Maybe too cheesy if you think about it? :) Or Jackson Browne might would pitch a hissy.


http://youtu.be/fqFUmo8VVg0

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Michael Nystrom's picture

lol

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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts
jrd3820's picture

Obama once said

Obama once said that Maggie’s Farm from Dylan was one of his favorite songs, especially during the political season.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/jun/25/barackobama.use...

It’s not my favorite Dylan, but it’s one of my favorite Rage songs. I love what Rage did with it.

It’s an interesting choice either way though.

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
No, I aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
Well, I wake up in the morning
Fold my hands and pray for rain
I got a head full of ideas
That are drivin' me insane
It's a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more
No, I aint gonna work for Maggie's brother no more
Well, he hands you a nickel
He hands you a dime
He asks you with a grin
If you're havin' a good time
Then he fines you every time you slam the door
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother more.

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more
No, I aint gonna work for Maggie's pa no more
Well, he puts his cigar
Out in your face just for kicks
His bedroom window
It is made out of bricks
The National Guard stands around his door
Ah, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more.

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more
Well, when she talks to all the servants
About man and God and law
Everybody says
She's the brains behind pa
She's sixty-eight, but she says she's twenty-four
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more.

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
I aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
Well, I try my best
To be just like I am
But everybody wants you
To be just like them
They say sing while you slave and I just get bored
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.


http://youtu.be/Ti6Te-exY4Q

Or here is Dylan


http://youtu.be/DFv3sRnmHB0

Michael Nystrom's picture

I liked that Rage version

Needless to say, I'm no fan of working on Maggie's Farm, either.

Hey, I thought you were on strike.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts
jrd3820's picture

Shhh

I'm not here, I just couldn't let this one go. I had something to say. You did this to me once before. I was on strike then you posted about Rudyard Kipling.

I'm going back on strike now.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Ok, I'll keep it under my hat

Yes, that Rudyard Kipling one. I remember.

Remember that other time I got you by talking about how 'the streaming music business was one big crowded jam session"?

I've got your number, kiddo!

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts