Jimmy Carter Lyrics - Electric Six

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Like Jimmy Carter,
like electric underwear.
Like any idea that never had a chance to go anywhere,
this is who you are...

A celebrity
who drives off a bridge in a car,
your beautiful body filling up with water.

Like Harry Truman dropping bombs out of the air,
like any self-respecting multi-billionaire,
this is who you are...

Five dancing teenage boys
who sing their way into our hearts.
Backstreet's back, alright.

And there's a toxic cloud hanging over;
there's white noise on the screen.
And there's a man in a hotel room
assaulting a maid who just came to clean up the mess.

Backstreet's back, alright.

Like Ronald Reagan falling asleep forever more,
dreaming of horses and
dreaming of nuclear war.
This is where we are tonight,
everybody under survelliance from a satellite.
You can be the first one on your block to die.

And there's a plague of locusts upon us
and there's a nightmare in the swarm.
And there's a lion out in the desert
slouching to Bethlehem to be born - again.

Backstreet's back, alright. Alright.

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Poignant. | Reviewer: Dan | 12/9/12

It's a song that makes reference to a poem by W.B. Yeats called 'The Second Coming.' The poem is about the sense of impending doom and the Apocalypse. On the surface the song is a satire but underneath, it's a pretty deep and beautiful song...for me anyway :P Electric Six are the best.

Nonsensical? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/30/10

I've heard people saying this has some deep meaning but I have never seen any specifics... Upon examining the lyrics I am would bet this is satirical of those deep sounding prog rock ballads, making absurd comparisons.
I LOVE this song, especially because its nonsense :)

wow.. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/23/08

You'd never expect a song like this from a band like this. Sadly, that means alot of people who doesn't appreciate it will hear it while alot of people who whould won't. But I certainly do. This is a gem.

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