prologue

When Mood Music
2006-04-28 23:58:00

All this week the following lyrics from Amused to Death had been rattling through my head. Perhaps I should have realised this was an omen.

PERFECT SENSE

And the Germans killed Jews
And the Jews killed the Arabs
And the Arabs killed the hostages
And that is the news
And is it any wonder
That the monkey’s confused
He said Mama Mama
The President’s a fool
Why do I have to keep reading
These technical manuals
And the joint chiefs of staff
And the brokers on Wall Street said
Don’t make us laugh
You’re a smart kid
Time is linear
Memory’s a stranger
History’s for fools
Man is a tool in the hands
Of the great God Almighty
And they gave him command
Of a nuclear submarine
And sent him back in search of
The Garden of Eden

Can’t you see
It all makes perfect sense?

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