The Communists Have The Music

 

 

I got handed an Ayn Rand sandwich
Straight from the can, it tasted so bland
I asked a lass to pass me a glass
Of Engels’ Conditions of the Working Class

I’m not partial to the martial
Or the plutocrats, in their beaver hats
And the fascists have the outfits
But I don’t care for the outfits
What I care about is music
And the communists have the music

I hear a melody
And just as suddenly
I know who I’m supposed to be
I don’t need a rationale
To sing “The Internationale”
I only need to plug in the headphone jack
So I can listen to my backing track
I’m not jealous of the zealous
Or anarchics with guitar picks

And the fascists have their outfits
But I don’t care for the outfits
What I care about is music
And the communists have the music
Yes, the communists have the music
Oh, the communists have the music

I hear a melody
And just as suddenly
I know who I’m supposed to be

They’re gonna see they made a mistake
If they’d only let me play my mixtape
And the fascists have the outfits
But I don’t care for the outfits
What I care about is music
And the communists have the music
Yes, the communists have the music
Oh, the communists have the music

 

a cover of a They Might Be Giants song. Help the TMBG crew out here.

1 Comment on "The Communists Have The Music"

  1. And the fascists have the outfits. Never a truer word written or spoken. You just have to look to IL Duce and the Nazis. Great uniforms. Crap policies. Banging tunes from the Communists though, along with their bravery and no fear of anything. Although they had their own problems with uniforms but not until the late 80’s. Those hats just got bigger and the medal arrays just got wider. Kinda makes you feel they were trying to compensate for something. It wasn’t the music though. Communists have the music indeed. Sorry, I thought it was The Communards! 😁

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