“You’re So Naïve”, part 1

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EXACTLY 7 YEARS AGO TODAY, I wrote a song, entitled “You’re So Naive!” It was written in the bawdy ensemble style of one of those songs which football teams record to commemorate a World Cup championship. 🙂 This was in the immediate aftermath of the first election of Barack Obama as president of the USA in November 2008. The world was riding on a wave of euphoria. The internet was awash with people thinking that the Messiah had come and that world peace was at last attainable. The naivete was astonishing! All the trendy new age people were saying that they had been told by their “channelling” sources that Obama had been sent as a light-bringer and that overnight the vibration of the planet had been raised to a new high. The Ascension was finally here! Really, you couldn’t make it up! 🙂 When I put the song with a commentary about it on social media (which was MySpace in those days as Fakebook was barely two years old), I received many angry messages from people accusing me of standing in the way of the “energetic flow” which this event had caused. One woman wrote that even if it was true that Obama was just another “patsie president”, it didn’t matter because the wave of positivity which had swept across the planet at his election “had changed the earth’s vibration forever”. In other words, hope which is based entirely on falsehood and deception is to be welcomed. Eight years later, I see no improvement either in the state of the earth or in the extent of that dippy way of thinking, which is now even more widespread in its hold on people’s minds. Honestly, I wonder if “stupidity” would be a better word than naivete, using it in its base meaning of being in a stupor. Or maybe “wilful ignorance” would be even better. For the truth is plain for all to see but the majority refuse to acknowledge it and either accuse truthtellers of being “conspiracy theorists” or lose themselves in pseudo-spiritual fantasies about imaginary channellings, energy fields and “Ascensions”. I could write a whole book about this! Anyway, here are the lyrics of “You’re So Naive”:

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 Power Elite 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;
’cause just like JFK they’ll kill him if he won’t play ball.

You’re so naïve!
The Power Elite 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;
you gotta have “connections” or you cannot make the grade

You’re so naïve!
The Power Elite 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 Power Elite 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.
It 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 Power Elite 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 Power Elite 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 Power Elite 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 will 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 Power Elite 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 Power Elite 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, 2015

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