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The Politics Of Imagery

by Chris Sorrenti


Note: da da lines stand for loud lead guitar notes/rifts


WE’RE PRACTISING THE POLITICS OF IMA-GER-Y-HEE
da da da – da de de de dum
da da da – da de de de dum
PRACTISING THE POLITICS OF IMA-GER-Y-HEE
da da da – da de de de dum
da da da – da de de de dum

And life is just an open book
Filled to overflowing
A stage on strings with human beings
Taking the place of words

AND
WE’RE PRACTISING THE POLITICS OF IMA-GER-Y-HEE
da da da – da de de de dum
da da da – da de de de dum
PRACTISING THE POLITICS OF IMA-GER-Y-HEE
da da da – da de de de dum
da da da – da de de de dum

And everyone’s just a little Hitler
A Howard Hughes on the phone
A king or queen in their own little world
Sitting on The Bomb

WE’RE PRACTISING THE POLITICS OF IMA-GER-Y-HEE
da da da – da de de de dum
da da da – da de de de dum
PRACTISING THE POLITICS OF IMA-GER-Y-HEE
da da da – da de de de dum
da da da – da de de de dum

And life is but a song continuous
With words that sometimes rhyme
A creature moving to an abstract cause
Ruled by space and time

AND
WE’RE PRACTISING THE POLITICS OF IMA-GER-Y-HEE
da da da – da de de de dum
da da da – da de de de dum
WE’RE PRACTISING THE POLITICS OF IMA-GER-Y-HEE
da da da – da de de de dum
da da da – da de de de dum

And everyone’s just a little monkey
Swinging shaky on the vine
Gorged on fruit sweet and sour
Until the day they die

AND
WE’RE PRACTISING THE POLITICS OF IMA-GER-Y-HEE
da da da – da de de de dum
da da da – da de de de dum
PRACTISING THE POLITICS OF IMA-GER-Y-HEE
da da da – da de de de dum
da da da – da de de de dum
WE’RE PRACTISING THE POLITICS OF IMA-GER-Y-HEE

...PRACTISINGING THE SAME SONG


© 1982

1,520 hits as of August 2023


03/06/2005

Author's Note: The title piece to an earlier manuscript, later incorporated into the Paper Guitar collection.

Posted on 03/07/2005
Copyright © 2023 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ginette T Belle on 03/07/05 at 05:40 PM

love the form (actually created a little tune in my head to go with this)...a great rythmn to it "And everyones just a little monkey/Swinging shaky on the vine/Gorged on fruit sweet and sour/Until the day they die"...that stanza is gold...

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 03/09/05 at 01:15 AM

I see you wrote this in '82. It is still timely and unfortunately appropriate which means human nature has not changed! Full of irony and biting sarcasm!

Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 03/10/05 at 05:56 PM

i sang this away... lovely and bitterly true... you know... this could be a ditty and sung, or the chorus removed for an awesome poem by itself... wow, two for one :)

Posted by Laura Doom on 03/10/05 at 07:22 PM

The 'dums' are killer! What I really enjoyed was the incongruous, but perfect rhyme in the third verse - irony within irony...an entertaining interlude :)

Posted by Indigo Tempesta on 03/10/05 at 10:10 PM

this is absolutely wonderfully severe and straightjacketed sanity. thank you.

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