Thursday, July 31, 2014

We Are The World

The video showed up in my Youtube sidebar for some reason.  I can no longer even think of this song without PJ O'Rourke's comments on it.

We are the world [solipsism], we are the children [average age forty].
We are the ones to make a brighter day [unproven], so let’s start giving [logical inference supplied without argument].
There’s a choice we’re making, so let’s start giving [true as far as it goes].
We’re saving our own lives [absurd].
It’s true we’ll make a better day [see line 2 above],
Just you and me [statistically unlikely].

That’s three palpable untruths, two dubious assertions, and nine uses of a first person pro-noun, not a single reference to trouble and anybody in it and no facts. The verse contains, literally, neither rhyme nor reason. And these musical riots of philanthropy address themselves to the wrong problems


Texan99 said...

Visualize World Peace. Then go back to sleep.

Sam L. said...

We're not the Muslim world; that's here:

Retriever said...

I always thought it a nauseating song and just turned the radio dial...