"This Land Is Your Land" -- Woody Guthrie
Not actually the blindly patriotic song that everyone thinks of it as, if you listen to all the verses, it has quite the socialist bent to it. Say what you want about the tenets of national socialism ("at least it's an ethos"), the nice idea about election day is that the people get to decide who's gonna lead us. And that's a good thing.....right?
"Ignoreland" -- R.E.M.
Michael Stipe doesn't necessarily think it's a good thing:
the information nation took their clues from all the sound-bite gluttons,
1980, 84, 88, 92, too, too
how to be what you can be
jump jam junking your energies
how do you walk in dignity
with throw up on your shoes???
"Lookin' for a Leader" -- Neil Young
Okay, so who SHOULD we elect?
someone walks among us
and i hope he hears the call
and maybe it's a woman
or a black man after all
yeah, maybe it's Obama
but he thinks that he's too young