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What An Unusual Thing Happened To Me in 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 5:19
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Finally. Election Day. And something is happening across the land. It started as a low grumble and has grown to a yuge roar – like in Les Mis. But for today I’ve selected a different, homegrown anthem from an unlikely source.

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Whiney little liberal weeny that he is, the thing about Paul Simon is that when he was young he wrote songs that seemed quite knowing…wise, even.  He exhibits signs of being afflicted with a Benjamin Button type of disorder: he grew wise backwards.

“An American Tune,” written in 1973 in the midst of the divisive Vietnam War, still perfectly captures the zeitgeist of this decade. The little minstrel man spins a magical tune.

So as you go about your day, voting, praying, voting again if you’re a democrat, biting your nails, checking your email, checking Drudge, checking your bookmarked blogs (after MOTUS of course) play this song. Sing along, hum it in your car. Play it as often as you like; it’s an anthem for the deplorables.

“An American Tune”
by Paul Simon

Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
But I'm all right, I'm all right
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home

And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
But it's all right, it's all right
We've lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
we're traveling on
I wonder what went wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what went wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest

Stay encouraged, and tell us your inspiring election ‘16 stories. What Fresh Nell had a good one yesterday: “Anecdotal info: Students talking in class. One (A-A) says that her mother and aunt are voting for Trump. Another (A-A) says that his grammaw is, too. They just look at each other, going WTF? I smile, and suggest Diamond and Silk to them.”

How many of us knew even one Democrat in ‘08 or ‘12 who didn’t vote of the 0? So keep the faith. We will Make America Great Again! We will try it one more time, the right way, at the polls. But mark my words, if we are cheated it will be torches and pitchforks.

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A phenomenon occurs but because you're in the middle of it, you just think it's your life-until it's over. And then you look back and say, What an unusual thing happened to me in 2016.

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