You’re So Naïve

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youre_so_naive (2)YOU’RE SO NAIVE! That was the title of a song I wrote on 2nd December 2008, addressed to the mesmerised masses across the world who were rejoicing at the thought of Obama being elected to the presidential office for the first time. When that happened, most of the world thought that their Messiah had come. But some of us knew it was just another cheap trick worked by behind-the-scenes strategists to make people think there had been some kind of sea-change when really it was a clever way of maintaining the status quo. Since the time of President J.F. Kennedy (who was plainly assassinated because he was prepared to stand up to the CIA and organised crime), the message has been clear: Presidents are tools and puppets of the real powerbrokers in this world (the Powers-that-Be, PTB) and have no power of their own whatsoever. As events develop now in the world as it is today, maybe many more will come to realise this too. The melody of this song resembles one of those football chants sung by crowds at matches. Here are the lyrics:

So now you have a leader who is “young and black and real”
“Change we can believe in” is the mantra that you feel
But how come I am standing here with heaviness of heart?
It’s a tragedy in Grecian style and we all have a part
You’re so naïve!
The PTB are laughing up their sleeve
You’re exactly what they need
Their power-games you feed
You’re so naïve!He tapped into the hopes and dreams of desperate girls and boys
fed-up with war being waged by folks who use bombs just like toys
They thought he was a Kennedy but therein lay their fall
Cos just like JFK they’ll kill him if he won’t play ball

You’re so naïve!
The PTB are laughing up their sleeve
You’re exactly what they need
Their power-games you feed
You’re so naïve!

He never could’ve made it there unless he had a stash
of filthy lucre laundered well just like all the white trash
Don’t believe the hype which says he’s just a guy self-made
Gotta have “connections” or you cannot make the grade

You’re so naïve!
The PTB are laughing up their sleeve
You’re exactly what they need
Their power-games you feed
You’re so naïve!

Make-believing every day we’re going to be free
Hoping that some other guy will offer us the key
When we put a cross upon a sheet (our duty done?)
Imagining he’ll pave the way for evil to be gone

You’re so naïve!
The PTB are laughing up their sleeve
You’re exactly what they need
Their power-games you feed
You’re so naïve!

Such a clever move it is; it makes you all relax
Takes the wind out of the sails of protest movements’ acts
Now that your “Messiah” is here you think the world is safe
the only ‘safety’ you will find is in an ice-cold grave

You’re so naïve!
The PTB are laughing up their sleeve
You’re exactly what they need
Their power-games you feed
You’re so naïve!

“The saviour of the world has come!” (we’ve heard it all before)
The papers said “The earth has moved!” (it’s déjà vu encore)
First we had the Tony Show and then the one from Bill
playing the Strat and saxophone to give us all a thrill

You’re so naïve!
The PTB are laughing up their sleeve
You’re exactly what they need
Their power-games you feed
You’re so naïve!

They lead us by the nose to vote the way they want us to
and then we think democracy’s the greatest thing to do
The PR guys have got a phrase (it’s “engineered consent”)
to help us see the media’s role in electoral events

You’re so naïve!
The PTB are laughing up their sleeve
You’re exactly what they need
Their power-games you feed
You’re so naïve!

It doesn’t matter who’s the Prez, the same guys run the show
behind the scenes they just ensure he won’t disturb the flow
of all the evil plans they’ve made for wars and coup d’etats
Business will be as usual I can guarantee you that

You’re so naïve!
The PTB are laughing up their sleeve
You’re exactly what they need
Their power-games you feed
You’re so naïve!

In case your sensibilities by my words are upset
I have to tell you frankly that “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet”!
The subtle machinations of this “obama-ising” time
are rehearsals for a far worse scene that’s further down the line

You’re so naïve!
The PTB are laughing up their sleeve
You’re exactly what they need
Their power-games you feed
You’re so naïve!
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© Alan Morrison, 2008

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