The Drivel (after “The River”, following Bruce Springsteen’s endorsement of Barack Obama)

I come from UC Berkeley
And mister when you’re young
They bring you up to do
Just like you’ve always done

Me and many of us
Backed Obama
Your typical West Coast leftie
We went to all his rallies
Came up with all the green

Barack said he
could deliver
The question is did Barack lie?

Thus McCain became the regnant
And Hillary spoke by rote
And round about last Friday
Obama lost the Bluedog vote

Spoke to us in San Francisco
Fox made what he said a test
Those rednecks like guns that’s how they get their fun
religion all the rest

That’s why they’re so bitter
That’s why I gotta lie
We gotta keep up the pretence
My SF buddies and I

These hicks got all these jobs working
For bloated companies
Only thing that keeps them going
Is government subsidies

Now all those things seemed
So permanent
Mister they vanished right into the air

Hil’ry acts like she don’t remember
McCain acts like he don’t care

But I remember that once, this country made cars
Highways and cities, dams and reservoirs
The guys in the banks would lie awake
Thinkin of all the money they’d make

Now those memories come back to haunt me
They haunt me like a curse

Is Bear Stearns just an outlier
Or is it something worse

And can Barack deliver?
Or is he too damn blithe?
Can Barack tell
The big lie?