National Selection

I demoed this song out for the Drogues in GarageBand and I really liked how it came out. I then learned, once again, the difference between being in a group and just doing your own thing is that sometimes material you think is great might not float everyone’s boat. The lyrics were inspired by the revelation that the government had been spying on American citizens without even bothering to go through the motions of obtaining a FISA warrant. The disclosure that our good friends at AT&T had provided a secret room in the San Francisco switching office to facilitate domestic surveillance was especially egregious. One more civil liberty trumped by the War On Terror. Thanks, AT&T!
You called
And bunkered deep in a building
We sussed you out

You called
And bunkered deep in a building
We put the finger on you

Don’t mind if we listen in
We want to check your connections
Ignore the man behind the curtain
It’s just a natural reaction

Don’t mind if we listen in
Eyes are working overtime
Ignore the man behind the curtain
Trampling the party line

You called
And bunkered deep in a building
We sussed you out

You called
And bunkered deep in a building
We put the finger on you

Don’t mind if we listen in
We want to measure your inflection
Ignore the man behind the curtain
It’s just national selection

Don’t mind if we listen in
Our story’s spinning double time
Ignore the man behind the curtain
Just swallow and repeat the lie

unrecorded

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