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Johnee Jingo
    #1066863 - 11/19/02 06:12 PM (14 years, 22 days ago)

With the rash of pro-American sentiment in this forum I thought I'd help to balance the scales with a Todd Rundgren song called Johnee Jingo.

Enjoy.

He was just fifteen, he was a new trainee
He lied about it for the opportunity
To defend the border his life was sworn
Though not a generation was native born

Johnee Jingo
Johnee Jingo

He had lost the battle but won the war
When the generals said he couldn't fight no more
He was proud and bitter at what he'd done
So he passed it off to his favorite son

Johnee Jingo
Johnee Jingo
Jingo don't you fight for me
Jingo don't you speak for me

To the man who owns the land
We're all the same
But when his grip begins to slip
Then he'll be calling out your name
Johnee Jingo

And the throne, the pulpit, and the politician
Create a thirst for power in the common man
It's a taste for blood passed off as bravery
Or just patriotism hiding bigotry


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Re: Johnee Jingo [Re: ]
    #1069431 - 11/20/02 12:51 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

I came across the word Jingo in a few interesting places (most prominently, a Terry Pratchet novel of the same name) but I never knew its origins until I looked it up in my ancient Britanica 'cyclopedias. Its a bit from the chorus of Macdermott's War Song (1878), sung by the Brits during the Balkan crisis.

"We don't want to fight but by jingo if we do...
We've got the ships, we've got the men, and got the money too!"

George could save everybody alot of time if he'd can the speeches and just yell that whenever he talks war.


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Re: Johnee Jingo [Re: Discordja]
    #1069794 - 11/20/02 02:11 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

Thanks, I didn't know that.

By George, do you mean the King? :wink:


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Re: Johnee Jingo [Re: ]
    #1069974 - 11/20/02 02:48 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

I was never a Todd Rundgren fan, thanks to you I think I may be missing something. Which of his albums would you recommend as an introduction?

Regarding George, I don't think 'king' is the proper term, it appears that 'emperor' may be more approriate before we're through...


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Re: Johnee Jingo [Re: Evolving]
    #1070388 - 11/20/02 04:26 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

I was thinking Imperialist Pig-Dog, but that's a little wordy. Talkin' 'bout everybody's favorite George...Dubya!


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Re: Johnee Jingo [Re: Evolving]
    #1071583 - 11/20/02 10:33 PM (14 years, 20 days ago)

Thanks for the kind words for Todd.

His music is quite varied so it is difficult to say which cd would be a better one.  I own 20 some of his cd's and have been an ardent fan for years.  His music spans both generations so it is for then and now.

He mixes in so many different styles and genre tha twhat you might like on one album you might despise in the next.  His music includes classical, country, new age, hard rock, pop, psychedelic, rap, and other styles.  Most of his themes deal with consciousness and reality.  Two of my personal favs.

I would suggest going to the website that has the lyrics to all his songs and then downloading a few from Kazaa or some other music program.

I like a lot of his cd's but I'll make a wild stab and say, Tr-I, just for you. :smile:

As far as King George is concerned ( I really dislike the moniker "Dubya" or "The Shrub" ) he may be Emperor for now but if the US gets hit under his watch by another terrorist attack his popularity will vanish like the wind. 


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