Saturday, December 30, 2006

Everyone is a f**king Napoleon


they told you your music
could reach millions

that the choice was up to you
you told me they always
pay for lunch

and they believe in what i do
and i wonder
if you miss your old friends
once you've proven what you're worth
yeah i wonder
when you're a big star
will you miss the earth

and i know you would always want more
i know you would never be done

'cuz everyone is a fucking napoleon
yeah everyone is a fucking napoleon

and the next time
that i saw you
you were larger than life
you came and you conquered

you were doing alright
you had an army
of suits behind you

and all you had to be was willing
and i said i still
make a pretty good living
you must make a killing
a killing

and i hope that you are happy
i hope at least you are having fun

'cuz but everyone is a fucking napoleon
yeah everyone is a fucking napoleon

now you think, so that is
the way it's gonna be
that's what this is all about

i think that that is
the way it always was

you chose not to notice until now
yeah now that there's a problem

you call me up to confide
and you go on for over an hour
'bout each one that took you for a ride

and i guess that you dialed my number
'cuz you thought for sure that i'd agree
i said baby, you know i still love you
but how dare you complain to me

everyone is a fucking napoleon
yeah everyone is a fucking napoleon

--Lyrics by Ani DiFranco

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  1. Heh. You go, boy!

    What's it cost to fill that tank? 2,991 U.S. deaths so far, and that's just us--never mind the Nigerians who burned to death on the oil pipeline last week, never mind the Iraqis who will never see their brother or mother or son or aunt again. Hope the extra limo in the motorcade is worth it.

    And that doesn't even count the few hundred thousand Americans who will come home forever changed from what they've seen and done and lost in the war to bring peace to Iraq. Mission accomplished. Definitely a more worthy cause than, say, researching more cost-effective solar power.

    The days get longer and longer. Here's to a better new year.

  2. Top post.

    Some may think it innapproriate of me to comment on another country's politics, but since my Prime Minister has been GWB's lapdog and followed him into this bogus conflict on the basis of advice that the average Joe in the street knew for an absolute certainty was erroneous, and since the pair of them and their coallition have made me less safe to walk the streets of my country, and since their policies have seen vast numbers of my countrymen and women swing to the extreme right nationalist parties, and the breakdown of community relations in our towns and cities and since they have made us the target for understandable levels of hatred I feel entirely justified in saying 'Fuck you Bush' and 'Fuck you Blair too'.

    Here's to a better 2007.