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Songs referencing politics.
Central theme[edit | edit source]
- Black Ops
- Born To Run And Fail
- California Über Alles
- Call Connected Thru the NSA
- David Dinkins
- Dear Dead Congressman
- Fernando Wood
- Fiorello LaGuardia
- Grassroots Internet Revolution
- House Of Mayors
- James K. Polk
- John Purroy Mitchel
- Lake Monsters
- No Country In Europe
- Rowboat Mayor - also, "The nautical council held a deposition"
- The Shadow Government
- State Of The Union
- Tippecanoe And Tyler Too
- Vote Or Don't
Briefly mentioned[edit | edit source]
- Brooklyn - "He's borough president..."
- Clap Your Hands (Live Almanac) - "Stand up for the national anthem!" and "The next president of the United States - On the drums - Mr. Marty Beller!"
- Disappointing Show - "Mr. Joseph Stalin on the drums, ladies and gentlemen!"
- It Was A Very Good Year - Maggie Thatcher & the Trilateral Commission
- Vestibule - "Senator Arlen Specter is waiting outside in the car..."
- Walk On Water - "No government / No CIA / Can slow me down or get in my way"
- Your Racist Friend- "I know politics bore you..."
Honorable mention[edit | edit source]
- The Else and I Like Fun - While not overtly political, the Johns have confirmed that their views (and frustrations) surrounding the events in US politics at the time of the albums' development subconsciously shaped the albums' tone and subject matter.
- Future Soundtrack For America