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Poetry Corner: Politician

By Bernie Bell

I’m shaping up for the Orkney Blues Festival – we have the Science Festival first, starting this week  – then – Blues/Rock  – one of my favourite kinds of music. https://www.orkneyblues.co.uk/

I was listening to a CD by Cream, singing along with the familiar words, then realised how very relevant they are to today, and to certain world leaders I can think of. So, here they are, the words, then the music, on YouTube – enjoy – if that’s the right word to use!

Politician (BBC Sessions)

By Cream

Hey now, baby
Get into my big black car
Hey now, baby
Get into my big black car
I want to just show you
What my politics are

I’m a political man
And I practice what I preach
I’m a political man
And I practice what I preach
So don’t deny me, baby
Not while you’re in my reach

I support the left
Though I’m leaning, leaning to the right
I support the left
Though I’m leaning to the right
But I’m just not there
When it’s coming to a fight

Hey now, baby
Get into my big black car
Hey now, baby
Get into my big black car
I want to just show you
What my politics are

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Jack Bruce / Pete Brown

Politician (BBC Sessions) lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

 

Cream album cover

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3 replies »

  1. Did you notice, there’s another verse, in the recording?

    “Well I run this country
    And I run that country over there, too

    Well I run this country
    And I run that country over there, too.

    So come on, baby baby, let me show you how I’m gonna run you.”

    Hmmmmm –
    Trump re. Britain?
    England re. Scotland?
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    And on a better note – it’s followed by…..PRINCE! An antidote to most things.

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  2. I bought the vinyl when it first came out and still have it. It’s not so much that the words are relevant today, but that politicians haven’t changed.

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  3. Same here, Andy. I saved up my pocket money to buy it – aged 13!

    Blimey – we agree about something! In fact, two things – groovy music, and politicians.

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