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{"playlist":[{"title":"Blue Blue State","artist_name":"Des Pickard - Rule by a fool isn't cool, to be sure - he couldn't even say \"Nuclear\" - he talked like and well, okay murdered, the poor all instead of enduring their fate - rule by the rulers as cool as to be - that's what we call \"Meritocracy\" by anyone other than you till I see your embarrassment redden to hate - I see your embarrassment redden to hate and now I'm in a Blue, Blue State - I'm in a Blue, Blue State - Without your love I am utterly blue - what in the world do you want me to do? No don't answer that, it's okay really, no wait - I'm in a Blue State. --- Abandon your land to a banker or king if you want it all squandered on gambling - the banditry generally stands to the bling at an inverse proportionate rate - So swaddled in twaddle and pablum and puns, in bubbles to match the financial ones, with our knowledge we play \"keep away\" from the Huns, from the barbarians at the gate - and now there are barbarians at the gate - outside of my Blue, Blue State - I'm in a Blue, Blue State - Without your love I may be turning blue: What in the world do you want me to do no don't answer, no hang on, no really, no wait. (Blue state) Whether it's breadth of the wallet or head \/ is how the \"ocracy'\"s \"merited\" - and which it'd be best to INHERIT instead to be MASTER OF EVERYONE'S FATE - Make of the hats or what's under the hats, plutocrats or technocrats - there was another word ended with that oh no hang on no it's okay really no wait! --- \"Liberal\" as literally _fit_ to be free: Rituals of sensitivity tell us who's meant in our presence to speak and our young men and women to date: so every four years we find out who prefers their CEOs to their MANAGERS. I guess we're okay till the next one occurs and it's \"Darling, don't say it's too late\" - it well might be \"Darling, don't say it's too late\" for me and my Blue, Blue State - I'm in a Blue, Blue State - Okay, your tolerance even for intellect falls, the more the goddamned intellectuals treat whether the UNLETTERED or POOR should be culls as the meaning of all the debate: And I'm in a Blue State. ","audio_file":"https:\/\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/05\/Blue-Blue-State.mp3","poster_image":"https:\/\/i1.wp.com\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/05\/Blue-Blue-State2.gif?fit=600%2C261&ssl=1","duration":"4:34","playlistid":"playlistid-1"},{"title":"Fifteen Minutes Each Four Years","artist_name":"Des Pickard - It's a free country, we're proud to be in it - and we'll drain the last drop of our beers - we've been shaping our country for fifteen minutes, each four years. It's a kibbitzer's heaven to kibbitz - but we're not giving in to our fears - and we're not giving nothing but Fifteen Minutes Each Four Years. There are those who will tell you your vote deosn't matter, stay home watch shows that night - and if that's what we're doing on all of the others it doesn't mean THEY'RE RIGHT. There's a donkey and you get to pin it - the results will be framed as Vermeers - when we finally get round to our Fifteen Minutes Each Four Years. They'll say freedom's not free but it is if you pick it with no blood sweat or tears. So we'll scratch in our instant-win lottery ticket - there's a green volunteer who knows where you can stick it - the machine's made for tricking, we hope that they'll trick it, IT'D MEAN SOMEONE STILL CARES. You can tell me democracy's finished - but it's not as bleak as it appears. Cos it's not like we're gonna miss Fifteen Minutes Each Four Years - and we're talking (if we're serious) Fifteen Minutes Each Four Years","audio_file":"https:\/\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/03-Fifteen-Minutes-Each-Four-Years-02-15-08.mp3","poster_image":"https:\/\/i2.wp.com\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/FifteenMinutesEachFourYears.gif?fit=456%2C413&ssl=1","duration":"2:05","playlistid":"playlistid-1"},{"title":"Evergreen","artist_name":"Des Pickard - Come on baby, give me some Christmas - I've been a real good boy! I know you ain't been checking your list but I'm not checking mine, so we'll be just fine! Some people say it's just for the kids, just for a few days, but dear: Infancy can be for always and Christmas can be all year. --- Cmon baby give me Thanksgiving: ain't I been provident? Those people may've been making their living till we came along, now see where they've gone! At the _big_ table, everyone's striven so hard to lay this one here: where infancy can be for forever 'n' Christmas can be all year! --- The end of year's like the ending of the day - the harvest had best be in: the Sun's not here so we put the tools away, forgiven of our parts to play, forgiven of - well, forgiven but let them pick them up again and keep the piddling change, all of that scene, I'm EVERGREEN and you can be my LITTLE ANGEL --- Cmon baby, give us a new year - GIVE ME A NEW YEAR'S EVE. You know, you know what I'm talkin about do ya, do you sincerely want me to leave? The gifts are open and you got the beauty and I got the rule through fear: It's never been what we're contributing, it's what I can commndeer. With infancy the best we can do, yeah, Christmas will be all, Christmas will be all, Christmas will be all year!","audio_file":"https:\/\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/11\/Evergreen.mp3","poster_image":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/11\/Evergreen.gif?fit=1024%2C470&ssl=1","duration":"2:19","playlistid":"playlistid-1"},{"title":"Kingdom Come","artist_name":"Des Pickard. Forever- is gonna take me to the stars. Forever - is gonna wake me when the car's arrived and started br[]aking, every drive the court of a king. The lever - with which I'll terraform the world, no not this one you'd wanna share'll be, from where I'm standing, Forever - It's where I'm from. I'M THE KING OF KINGDOM COME COME COME COME COME COME My distinction is in all the pomp and the pageantry that an undiscovered country has for them as won't delay - So it had to be today - It had to be today. ---- Forever - is gonna grab you when you fall - \"The Devil, you say, \"there's no invisible\", no hand on which I'm countin throwing my friend off the mountain - The level you need to be deplatformed to, the not-quite-working class for you 'cos, from the way it's trending - Forever - is no place for scum: I'LL RETURN TO KINGDOM COME COME COME COME COME COME - While you burn I'm syncing up with the quintillions coming - not 8 bil with which I'm slumming - who come to nothing anyway. So it had to be today AFTER ALL ALL ALL ALL AFTER ALL ALL ALL ALL. ---- WHATEVER - Is gonna keep us from the fires - Forever - is gonna sweep away the buyer's remorse after the bubble, and the poor so deplorable - Indifference is what there is forever of - with hate contemptible as love from both their way of ending - There never has been, in sum - ANYWHERE BUT KINGDOM COME, COME, COME, COME, COME - I can bear being and fending off the uninvited - better than to serve outside it - where the night'd never stay - so it had to be today - it had to be today. AFTER ALL, it had to be today. ","audio_file":"https:\/\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/10\/Kingdom_Come_2021-10-24.mp3","poster_image":"https:\/\/i2.wp.com\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/10\/Kingdom-Come.gif?fit=400%2C182&ssl=1","duration":"4:19","playlistid":"playlistid-1"},{"title":"Dearly Beloved","artist_name":"Des Pickard - I want to hold you - I want to hold you like a human shield - Somebody sold you, so now you're pressed to me: you're my accessory. Fashion is gold, too, when it's a profitable degree revealed, so the deplorables knew I'm what's best to be - you're my accessory. And when it's all due - they're gonna come through YOU to get to ME - that's when you'll find out you're dead to me, as I melt away like smoke. I should've told you - ere ends my party too soon, you're all, okay to be at your funeral, just so's I'm the one that's WOKE, WOKE, WOKE. I will be WOKE, WOKE, WOKE, WOKE. I want to hold you - I want to hold you like a human shield - and then I'll fold you for the next divine soiree. Dearly beloved: We are gathered here: Today. ","audio_file":"https:\/\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/07\/Dearly-Beloved.mp3","poster_image":"https:\/\/i2.wp.com\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/07\/giphy.gif?fit=480%2C270&ssl=1","duration":"1:48","playlistid":"playlistid-1"},{"title":"Blue Blue State","artist_name":"Des Pickard - Rule by a fool isn't cool, to be sure - he couldn't even say \"nuclear\" - he talked like (and well, okay murdered) the poor - all instead of enduring their fate. Rule by the rulers as cool as to be - that's what we call Meritocracy - by anyone other than you and I see your embarrassment redden to hate, I see your embarrassment redden to hate - and I'm in a Blue Blue State - a Blue Blue State. Without your love I am utterly blue - what in the world do you want me to do? No don't answer that, it's okay, really, no, wait - I'm in a Blue State. Hand in your land to a banker or king - if you want it all squandered on gambling - the banditry generally stand to the bling at an inverse proportional rate: so, swaddled in twaddle and pablum and puns - in bubbles to match the financial ones - with our knowledge we play \"keep away\" from the Huns - from the Barbarians at the gate - and now there are barbarians at the gate - outside of my Blue Blue State - I'm in a Blue Blue State - without your love I may be turning blue - what in the world do you want me to do? No don't answer that, hang on, no really, no wait - blue state. Whether it's breadth of the wallet or head, is how the ocracy's merited - or which it'd be best to inherit instead to be master of everyone's fate - make of the hats or what's under the hats? Plutocrats or technocrats? There was another word ended with that but it's - hang on, no it's okay, really, no wait - \"Liberal\" as literally fit to be free - rituals of sensitivity tell us who's meant in our presence to speak and our young men and women to date - Now, every four years we find out who prefers their CEOs to their managers - I guess it's okay till the next one occurs and it's \"Darling, don't say it's too late\" - Darling, don't say it's too late for me and my Blue Blue State &c okay your tolerance even for intellect falls - the more the goddamned intellectuals - treat whether the unlettered or poor should be culls as the meaning of all the debate - and I'm in a Blue State","audio_file":"https:\/\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/05\/Blue-Blue-State.mp3","poster_image":"https:\/\/i1.wp.com\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/05\/Blue-Blue-State2.gif?fit=600%2C261&ssl=1","duration":"4:34","playlistid":"playlistid-1"},{"title":"Girl I Gave My Chauffeur","artist_name":"by Des Pickard - That girl I gave my chauffeur - That girl I'm holding down - She knows my game's not over: You know I own this town. You don't say \"Lay hands off her:\" You sigh and go to bed: It's complicated. It's complicated. It's complicated, (the way you tolerate it) \/\/ Those times I sicced my pitbull upon those playground kids - \"Oh I'm so sorry it pulled free: Don't make a _case_ of it.\" You say: \"It's not so simple: They're always playing dead. It's complicated. It's complicated. it's complicated!\" \u2026 the way you tolerate it: \"Some girls are not so decent! Shoot daggers from their eyes! It's just a he-said-she-said - she should have to compromise, or there can be no reset: 'unlock the cellar door, stop tearing off the pe[ ]ce that we can't find a partner for'\" \/\/ That girl I gave my chauffeur Keeps Trying to Scratch his Face!!!_ Before that, it was \"Oh, for Pete's sake, won't you _clean_ the place?\" But mostly it's a \"go\" for: that little thing you said: \"It's complicated. It's complicated. It's complicated.\" \/\/ Your bill and someone paid it: Making your \"we did\" \"they did\" is complicated.","audio_file":"https:\/\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/04\/Girl_I_Gave_My_Chauffeur.mp3","poster_image":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/04\/Girl-I-Gave-My-Chauffeur.gif?fit=480%2C271&ssl=1","duration":"2:15","playlistid":"playlistid-1"},{"title":"Commandments of Love","artist_name":"by Des Pickard - Remember when they wouldn't be spying, shutting down precrime with their prescience? Were we so evidently resigned, ready to see microaggressions as no better than the military kind? Remember peacetime? - See above. Who wrote the ten Amendments to the Ten Commandments of Love? Did unacknowledged legislators pray to a Hey Jude-iciary: \"Is it okay how the Excec-u-tioner is now the judge and jury? If you're worried you can leave poll queries at usa.gov. Who wrote the ten Amendments to the Ten Commandments of Love? Commandment one, you'll find no greater love before Me, Two: your TLDR convictions; Three: you'll let you and your community be entertaining fictions Four and Five: You will rest as you did with your mom and your dad the Queen and the king: All the rest: you will never murder our love \u2013 or anybody much, not while I'm [loo]king. Did manufacturers of bromides manage our broken magna cartas saying \"manumission was a thrill ride buddy but home is where the hardest and the most important part is, where it's priorities come to shove.\" Commandments of \u2026 Commandments of\u2026 The hotter things are getting for us, blood'll run more as Gordon Gecko's \u2013 does Narcissus vanish in this puddle if there'll be no more echoes as we heckle from the sofas, helplessly hope for Gorbachev \u2013 Who wrote the ten ","audio_file":"https:\/\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/04\/Commandments-of-Love.mp3","poster_image":"https:\/\/i2.wp.com\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/04\/Narcissus-1.gif?fit=200%2C200&ssl=1","duration":"2:33","playlistid":"playlistid-1"},{"title":"The Afterlife","artist_name":"by Des Pickard - I have the right to Inner Peace 'cos I hate War - And because ending Poverty's another thing I'm for, to three Rolls Royces and a couple mansions, same as everyone! And I have the right to be sent to Heaven --- I have the right to censor speech 'cos I hate Hate and to consensus 'cos for all and each, the Nature State is how we need to feed to some pack leader the \"Thy will be done\" and I have the right to be Sent to Heaven - I have the right to be --- In a world of sweet simplicity above the Air, and it's comfortably silent and it's dark out there, where the final disagree-er has been blown away and we'll make this planet here like the moon Someday --- I have the right to have my world Sustainable, Meaning that I'm never asked to do a thing at all to sustain it by this stain with which it's overrun and I have the right to be sent to Heaven --- I have the right to find my place above the air where there's no-one next to me for anybody to care for, see - where everything is force, a thing is free of strife: The Afterlife, the Afterlife, the Afterlife, The After --- I have the right to inner peace cos I love Death; and when this dying planet breathes its final breath, It's not relieved, you'd better bet, by anything I've done - Cos I have the right to Peace and to trample rival beasts, and to peace and to be sent to Heaven (for moon graphic, unauthorized props to http:\/\/lroc.sese.asu.edu\/posts\/707)","audio_file":"https:\/\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/12\/Best-Take-The-Afterlife-2019-11-23.wav","poster_image":"https:\/\/i2.wp.com\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/12\/lossy-LRO-moon-gif.gif?fit=600%2C600&ssl=1","duration":"2:35","playlistid":"playlistid-1"},{"title":"Manhattan","artist_name":"Des Pickard: My folks are ready to go down with Manhattan, like a good captain should plan to do at sea. And I to go after in the camps we'll be kept in, with the lefties and the Arabs and American Democracy. And though the chance is slimming that this won't happen in the next decade or two, what comforts me is if I stand up in (and to) America, then win or lose American Democracy - American Democracy - I won't need to outlive American Democracy. Each year I go and say farewell to Manhattan in the first week of September, just in case. I see my folks, I take that boat out to Staten, see the old Mayflower Madam and we never leave blast radius. We see the goods, we like to think they're well-gotten as she proudly flaunts an ice-cream cone at me. And she will mean more than (and to) America, or when we lose American Democracy - American Democracy - I won't need to outlive American Democracy. Well you can lie awake defending Manhattan like we tell our troops they're doing where it's day - defend her from the state we're putting Baghdad in and of half the world we've garrisoned to keep the other half at bay. \"Kill all the ----- cowards\" said General Patton, and what a pack of winners we turned out to be - land of the free, home of the free, moment of the free. Please join me now in saying a prayer for Manhattan, and my parents, right? And these United States. Like any prayer, it's not much more than just chattin' - it doesn't mean I've thrown my hat in more than any of you reprobates. Democracy would mean that we were the captain and a captain don't desert his ship at sea - so whatever more you do, please join me in this prayer for (and to) American Democracy: \"I don't need to outlive American Democracy\" and I don't _mean_ to outlive American Democracy.","audio_file":"https:\/\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/06\/Manhattan.mp3","poster_image":"https:\/\/i1.wp.com\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/06\/Manhattan.gif?fit=775%2C738&ssl=1","duration":"4:21","playlistid":"playlistid-1"}]}

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Why despicable? An hour’s radio listening in which one hears no political songs says something terrifying about our world, because our deepest passions shouldn’t be exclusively genital. I hate to be terrified, hence these songs. Meanwhile political songs that say nothing objectionable (nothing new) are just marketing.  I’ve made no-one angry I’ve failed.  Art is failure in its purest, crystalline form.   As we say here at despicablemusic.org,Love Des Pickard – hate yourself!!!”

Why “.org?”  – I attended a songwriting workshop once with four hitmakers and an ad jingle writer.  Over the course of the evening they all turned into the ad jingle writer.  I swore a mighty (and redundant!) oath never to accept a penny for the songs , as talent is nothing to be proud of and as love for sale, isn’t.  It’s a completely unviable business model.  If these songs are worth anything pay me with a discrete uptick in your political involvement.  Self-education counts. 
Suggested donation: one human soul It’s all we ask.

Music is about passions. Mine include Noam Chomsky, Christopher Lasch, Simone Weil and Karen Amrstrong with some Chris Hedges thrown in.   Your passions are fine too!  *You might check out theanalysis.news, counterpunch.org and democracynow.org, or try googling variations on “activists arrested [my town].”

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Evergreen

[Here’s a song for 353 days of the calendar, 354 during leap years].

Cmon baby,
Give me some Christmas –
I’ve been a real good boy!
I know you ain’t been
checking your list, but
I’m not checking mine,
so we’ll be just fine!
Some people say it’s
just for the kids, just
for a few days, but
Dear:
Infancy can be for always and
Christmas can be all year!

Cmon baby,
give me Thanksgiving:
Ain’t I been provident!!!
Those people may’ve been
making their living
till we came along,
now see where they’ve gone!
At the big table,
everyone’s striven
so hard to lay this one
here:
Where infancy can be for forever ‘n’
Christmas can be all year!

The end of year’s
like the ending of the day: –
the harvest had best be in:
the Sun’s not here so
we put the tools away,
forgiven of our parts to play,
forgiven of – well, forgiven
but let them pick them up again
and keep the piddling change, all
of that scene,
I’m EVERGREEN
and you can be
and you can be
and you can be
MY LITTLE ANGEL

Cmon baby,
Give us a new year,
GIVE ME A NEW YEAR’S EVE.
You know, you know what
I’m talkin about do ya,
Or do you sin-
cerely want me to leave?
The gifts are open
and you got the beauty
and I got the rule through fear:
It’s never been what we’re contributing,
it’s what I can commndeer:
With infancy the best we can do, yeah,
Christmas’ll be all,
Christmas’ll be all,
CHRISTMAS
Will be all year!

Fifteen Minutes Each Four Years

It’s a free country, we’re proud to be in it
So we’ll drain the last drop of our beers
And show up for our country for fifteen minutes
Each four years

It’s a kibbitzer’s heaven to kibbitz
So we’re not giving in to our fears
And we’re not giving NOTHING but fifteen minutes
Each four years

There are those who will tell you your vote doesn’t matter
Stay home, watch shows that night
And if that’s what we’re doing on all of the others
It doesn’t mean they’re right
It doesn’t mean they’re right

There’s a donkey and you get to pin it
The results will be framed as Vermeers
When we finally get round to our fifteen minutes
Each four years

They’ll say, “Freedom’s not free” but it is if you pick it
With no blood, sweat or tears:
So we’ll hand in our instant-win lottery ticket:
There’s a green volunteer who knows where you can stick it
The machine’s made for tricking, we hope that they’ll trick it:
It’d mean
Someone still cares.

You can tell me democracy’s finished
But it’s not as bleak as it appears:
‘Cos it’s not like we’re gonna miss fifteen minutes
Each four years
And we’re talking, if we’re serious,
Fifteen minutes
Each four years.

Blue Blue State

(Brooklyn’s inimitable Chris D. Butler recorded this and guided me through a simple piano part (I played piano!) and quasi-mastered the track “in-board” for me, begging me to get it done right – then I ineptly and jarringly substituted one word of revised, (bedroom-sung) lyrics because I can’t be both inaccurate and rude about the working class without losing all sense of myself. Sorry, Chris (and listeners), and thank you, Chris!!)

Rule by a fool isn’t cool, to be sure
He couldn’t even say “nuclear”
He talked like (and, well, okay, murdered) the poor
Without ever enduring their fate
Rule by the rulers as cool as to be
That’s what we call “meritocracy”
By ANYONE OTHER THAN YOU till I see
Your embarrassment redden to hate
I see your embarrassment redden to hate
And now I’m in a

Blue
Blue State
I’m in a blue
Blue State
Without your love I am utterly blue
What in the world do you want me to do no don’t answer that, it’s okay, really, no wait

I’m in a blue state

Hand in your land to a banker or king
If you want it all squandered on gambling
The banditry generally stand to the bling
At an inverse proportional rate
So swaddled in twaddle and pablum and puns
In bubbles to match the financial ones
With our knolwedge we play “Keep away” from the Huns
From the barbarians at the gate
And now there are barbarians at the gate
Outside of my

Blue
Blue state
I’m in a blue
Blue state
Without your love I may be turning blue
What in the world do you want me to do no no it’s okay, hang on, no really no wait:

(Blue state.)

Whether it’s breadth of the wallet or head
Is how the “ocracy”‘s “merited”
And which it’d be best to inherit instead
To be master of everyone’s fate:
Make of the hats or what’s under the hats?
Plutocrats or Technocrats
There was another word ended with that
It was hang on, no it’s okay, really, no wait!

“Liberal” as literally “fit to be free”
Rituals of sensitivity
Tell us who’s meant in our presence to speak
Or our young men and women to date
So every four years we find out who prefers
Their CEOs to their managers
I guess we’re okay till the next one occurs and it’s
“Darling, don’t say it’s too late”
And it well might be “Darling, don’t say it’s too late”
For me and my

Blue
Blue state
I’m in a blue
Blue state

Okay: Your tolerance even for intellect falls
The more the goddamned intellectuals
Treat whether the unlettered
Or poor should be culls
As the meaning of all the debate

And I’m in a blue state.





Kingdom Come

Forever
is gonna take me to the stars.
Forever
is gonna wake me when the car’s
arrived and started br[]aking,
every drive the court of a king.
The lever
with which I’ll terraform the world,
no not this one you’d wanna share’ll
be, from where I’m standing,
Forever
It’s where I’m from.
I’M THE KING OF KINGDOM
COME
COME
COME
COME
COME
My distinc-
tion is in all the pomp and the pageantry
that an undiscovered country
has for them as won’t de-
lay
So it had to be today
It had to be today.

Forever
is gonna grab you when you fall
“The Devil,
You say, “there’s no invisible”,
no hand on which I’m countin
throwing my friend off the mountain
The level
you need to be deplatformed to,
the not-quite-working class for you
‘cos, from the way it’s trending
Forever
is no place for scum:
I’LL RETURN TO KINGDOM
COME
COME
COME
COME
COME
While you burn
I’m syncing
up with the quintillions coming
not eight bil with which I’m slumming
who come to nothing anyway.
So it had to be today

AFTER ALL
ALL
ALL
ALL
AFTER ALL
ALL
ALL
ALL.

WHATEVER
Is gonna keep us from the fires
Forever
is gonna sweep up all the buyer’s
remorse after the bubble,
and the poor so deplorable
Indiffer-
ence is what there’s forever of
with hate contemptible as love
from both their way of ending
There never
has been, in sum
ANYWHERE BUT KINGDOM COME
COME
COME
COME
COME
I can bear being and
fending off the uninvited
better than to serve outside it
where the night’d
never stay
so it had to be today
it had to be today.
AFTER ALL …
It had to be today.

Dearly Beloved

I want to hold you
I want to hold you like a human shield
Somebody sold you
So now you’re pressed to me:
you’re my accessory.

Fashion is gold, too,
when it’s a profitable degree revealed,
so the deplorables knew
I’m what’s best to be –
you’re my accessory.

And when it’s all due –
they’re gonna come through YOU to get to ME –
that’s when you’ll find out you’re dead to me,
as I melt away like smoke.

I should’ve told you –
Ere ends my party too soon, you’re all,
Just fine to be at your funeral,
So long as I’m the one
that’s WOKE,
WOKE,
WOKE.
I will be WOKE,
WOKE,
WOKE,

WOKE.

I want to hold you –
I want to hold you like a human shield –
And then I’ll fold you
For the next divine soiree.
Dearly beloved:
We are gathered here…

Today.

Blue Blue State

Rule by a fool isn’t cool, to be sure –
he couldn’t even say “nuclear” –
he talked like (and well, okay murdered) the poor
all instead of enduring their fate!
Rule by the rulers as cool as to be –
that’s what we call Meritocracy –
by anyone other than you but I see
your embarrassment redden to hate,
I see your embarrassment redden to hate – and I’m in a

Blue Blue State
a Blue Blue State.
Without your love I am utterly blue –
what in the world do you want me to do?
No don’t answer that, it’s okay, really, no, wait
I’m in a Blue State.

Hand in your land to a banker or king
if you want it all squandered on gambling
the banditry generally stand to the bling
at an inverse proportional rate:
so, swaddled in twaddle and pablum and puns –
in bubbles to match the financial ones –
with our knowledge we play “keep away” from the Huns –
from the Barbarians at the gate –
and now there are barbarians at the gate – outside of my

Blue Blue State –
I’m in a Blue Blue State –
without your love I may be turning blue –
what in the world do you want me to do?
No don’t answer that, hang on, no really, no wait –
blue state.

Whether it’s breadth of the wallet or head,
is how the ocracy’s merited –
and which it’d be best to inherit instead
to be master of everyone’s fate –
make of the hats or what’s under the hats?
Plutocrats or technocrats?
There was another word ended with that, it was
Hang on, no it’s okay, really, no wait!

“Liberal” as literally fit to be free –
rituals of sensitivity
tell us who’s meant in our presence to speak
and our young men and women to date –
Now, every four years we find out who prefers
their CEOs to their managers –
I guess it’s okay till the next one occurs
and it’s “Darling, don’t say it’s too late” –
Darling, don’t say it’s too late for me and my

Blue Blue State
my Blue, Blue State,

okay your tolerance even for intellect falls
the more the goddamned intellectuals
treat whether
the unlettered
or poor should be culls
as the meaning of all the debate –

and I’m in a Blue State

Girl I Gave My Chauffeur

That girl I gave my chauffeur
(That girl I’m holding down) –
She knows my game’s not over:
You know I own this town.
You don’t say “Lay hands off her:”
You sigh and go to bed.
It’s complicated,
it’s complicated,
it’s complicated
The way you tolerate it

Those times I sicced my pitbull
Upon those playground kids –
“Gee I’m so sorry it pulled
free: Don’t make a case of it.”
You say “It’s not so simple:
They’re always playing dead.
It’s complicated.
It’s complicated,
it’s complicated!”
the way you tolerate it:

“Some girls are not so decent!
Shoot daggers from their eyes!
It’s just a ‘he said, she said,”
She should have to compromise,
Or there can be no reset:
Unlock the cellar door…
Stop tearing off’ The _______ That
We Can’t Find A Partner For
.

That girl I gave my chauffeur
Keeps Trying to Scratch his Face!!!
Before that, it was “Oh, for
Pete’s sake, won’t you clean the place.”
But mostly it’s a “go” for
That little thing you said:
“It’s complicated.”
“It’s complicated.”
“It’s complicated.”

Your bill and someone paid it:
Making your “we did” “they did”
is Complicated.

Commandments of Love

by Des Pickard

Remember when they wouldn’t be spying,
shutting down precrime
with their prescience? 
Were we so evidently resigned,
ready to see mi-
croaggressions
as no better than the military kind? 
Remember peacetime? –
See above.  
Who wrote the ten Amendments to
the Ten Commandments of Love? 

Did unacknowledged legislators
pray to a Hey Jude-
iciary:
“Is it okay how the Excec-u-
tioner is now the
judge and jury?   
If you’re worried
you can leave poll queries
at usa.gov –
Who wrote the ten Amendments to
the Ten Commandments of Love? 

Commandment One, you’ll find no greater love before Me;
Two: your TLDR convictions;
Three: you’ll let you and your community
be entertaining fictions;
Four, Five: You will rest as you did
with your mom and your dad
the Queen and the King:
All the rest: you will never murder our love
– or anybody much, not while I’m [loo]king. 

Did manufacturers of bromides
manage our broken magna cartas
saying “manumission was a thrill ride
buddy but home is where the hardest
and the most important part is,
where it’s priorities
come to shove.” 
Commandments of …
Commandments of… 

The hotter things are getting for us,
blood’ll run more as
Gordon Gecko’s –
does Narcissus vanish
in this puddle if
there’ll be no more echoes
as we heckle from the sofas,
helplessly hope for
Gorbachev –
Who wrote the ten amendments to
the Ten Commandments of Love?
the Ten Commandments of Love?
the Ten Commandments of Love?

Cthulhu Fhtagn

My mom chose not to see the doctor:
She swore she’d take a nap instead.
My mom was stubborn, there’s nobody could have talked her
Out of dying in bed.
Our next decision would’ve shocked her,
– Like either ought to
Have won –
But we’re calling it:
No need to chart the speed we’re falling at:
Decree or not their deed appalling that
Move on
Cthulhu Fhtagn

Our next decision who to war on –
And how much more it’s gonna take?
There’s only so much 911, and CPR, and
Pleading loved ones awake
Then days into life after Karin,
Instead of Russia Iran.
We’re calling it
There’s only so old that we’re all gonna get
What could have sold this as enthralling yet,
Her son?
Cthulhu Fhtagn

At last alone with her decision
Determined drowning into sleep
Long-contemplated lapse from our religion
of “beep beep beep beep” &c.

Four score and something years are plenty
Like any here will live that long
If I’m still singing this long past two thousand twenty
Then I’m possibly wrong
Try telling your average cognoscenti
They’re the deplorable one
But we’re calling it
What’s done is done and not for bawling at
With everyone convinced it’s all been said
And done
Cthulhu, Chtulhu Fhtagn