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    Here's one of my favorite songs, written and performed by Steve Taylor. The subject matter is religious hypocrisy. I happen to be a songwriter, and I am always impressed by cleverly worded, insightful lyrics. I love the reference to Nero, and Rome burning, in the chorus:

    YouTube - Steve Taylor - Smug

    SMUG

    Strike this little pose
    Chin up in the air
    Lips together tightly
    Nostrils in a flare
    Now look like you care
    Very nice!

    Practice in the mirror
    Brushing back a tear
    Very sincere
    A promising career could begin right here at home
    If you've got that smug
    That smug

    Hey mama, hey mama, lookee what your little babies all have become
    Hey mama, hey mama, don't it ever make you wish you'd been a nun?
    Vain and fickle, were we weaned on a pickle?
    Is it in our blood?
    Rome is burning
    We're here turning smug

    Strike another pose
    Power politics
    Swallow their conventions
    Get your power fix
    We love to mud wrestle
    We love to be politically Koreshed

    Practice that smug
    Pose it like a man
    One part Master Limbaugh
    Two parts Madame Streisand
    Now pretend you're in a band
    My, my, we're looking smug
    Very very very very

    Hey mama, hey mama, lookee what your little babies all have become
    Hey mama, hey mama, don't it ever make you wish you'd been a nun?
    Vain and fickle, were we weaned on a pickle?
    Is it in our blood?
    Rome is burning
    We're here turning smug

    All you smug-starved millions in the thick of the search
    Welcome to our church
    Whatcha wanna solve?
    We can help you evolve from merely self-righteous
    To perfectly smug
    Strike the proud pose of our country club brethren
    Friendly as a tomb
    Fragrant as the bottom of a locker-room broom
    Now what's the matter?
    Hey, get off your knees, that part don't come 'til later
    God will not be pleased

    Hey mama, hey mama, lookee what your little babies all have become
    Hey mama, hey mama, don't it ever make you wish you'd been a nun?
    Vain and fickle, were we weaned on a pickle?
    Is it in our blood?
    Rome is burning
    We're here turning smug

    Hey mama, hey mama, lookee what your little babies all have become
    Hey mama, hey mama, don't it ever make you wish you'd been a nun?
    Vain and fickle, were we weaned on a pickle?
    Is it in our blood?
    Rome is burning
    We're here turning
    Rome is cooking
    My, we're looking smug
     
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