Tramp the dirt down - Time for a cover version ?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Imported, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. Imported

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    Jan 1, 2000
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    NelsonMuntz84: In view of the election on Tuesday, I was listening to some old records. I came across one I hadn't listened too in ages, Elvis Costello's 'Tramp the Dirt Down', about the most hated British Prime Minister in Scottish history, Margaret Thatcher.

    Listening to the lyrics it just reminded me of Bush and how he will be viewed by many in the world, and in light of the fact Thatcher is due to die anytime (which will bring a big party in many places), how about a cover version to celebrate when Bush loses.
    Lets hope what happened to Thatcher happens to Bush come Tuesday, pushed out their job and left shadows of the halfwits they once where.

    I saw a newspaper picture from the political campaign
    A woman was kissing a child, who was obviously in pain
    She spills with compassion, as that young child’s
    Face in her hands she grips
    Can you imagine all that greed and avarice
    Coming down on that child’s lips

    Well I hope I don’t die too soon
    I pray the lord my soul to save
    Oh I’ll be a good boy, I’m trying so hard to behave
    Because there’s one thing I know, I’d like to live
    Long enough to savour
    That’s when they finally put you in the ground
    I’ll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down

    When england was the whore of the world
    Margeret was her madam
    And the future looked as bright and as clear as
    The black tarmacadam
    Well I hope that she sleeps well at night, isn’t
    Haunted by every tiny detail
    ’cos when she held that lovely face in her hands
    All she thought of was betrayal

    And now the cynical ones say that it all ends the same in the long run
    Try telling that to the desperate father who just squeezed the life from his only son
    And how it’s only voices in your head and dreams you never dreamt
    Try telling him the subtle difference between justice and contempt
    Try telling me she isn’t angry with this pitiful discontent
    When they flaunt it in your face as you line up for punishment
    And then expect you to say thank you straighten up, look proud and pleased
    Because you’ve only got the symptoms, you haven’t got the whole disease
    Just like a schoolboy, whose head’s like a tin-can
    Filled up with dreams then poured down the drain
    Try telling that to the boys on both sides, being blown to bits or beaten and maimed
    Who takes all the glory and none of the shame

    Well I hope you live long now, I pray the lord your soul to keep
    I think I’ll be going before we fold our arms and start to weep
    I never thought for a moment that human life could be so cheap
    ’cos when they finally put you in the ground
    They’ll stand there laughing and tramp the dirt down
  2. jonb

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    Oct 5, 2002
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    I've been writing a site called "W stands for . . ." actually. We've got ones like Weird science (funding cold fusion and creationism while denying global warming), World Domination (PNAC), Wobin Hood in Wevese (this whole regressive tax scheme), etc.
  3. Imported

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    Jan 1, 2000
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    Wanker would be a good one too.
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