Upsetting
Sunday, October 06, 2002
 
The Replacements tune “We’ll Inherit the Earth” is not only the worst song on the band’s wildly inconsistent album Don’t Tell a Soul, it might also be the worst song I’ve ever heard.
I mean, it’s that bad.

But that doesn’t really have anything to do with the price of tea in China or waging war against a country because its ruler chooses to not accept your Manifest Destiny.
Nor does that terrible song have anything to do with the American jakey choosing pleasure over substance.

You saw that guy, the one who made everyone laugh in that temporary, gee-I’m-glad-I’m-not-that-guy-but-he-is-kinda-funny way. Think of all the consequences of his actions, and know you could never get away with it.
And you thank your lucky stars you ain’t he and he ain’t you.

Maybe instead of spitting on soldiers, we could be aim for those who kill the soldiers, the ones who sentence them to death.
You can’t reach them, though, because they are hidden behind the high walls of their castles.

The president told me the other day that he doesn’t know if alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is alive.
“Frankly, I don’t care,” he said.

I care, and I think I’m not alone.

But I’ll forget about all this and go get the good Replacements album, Let It Be. That I’ll listen to, and I’ll forget about people killing in the name of.
I’ll wrap my arms around myself and hold on tightly.
And I'll remind myself how much I love you.
 
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