Monday, August 30, 2004

Autumn in New York!

Wed Aug 25: GOP Delegates Meet With Anti-Bush Signs
Sun Aug 29: Vast Anti-Bush Rally Greets Republicans in New York

Autumn in New York!
(Where is Ella Fitgerald when you need her?)

Autumn in New York,
Why does it seem uninviting?
Autumn in New York
Look at those placards they're writing!

Ominous crowds with Abu Ghraib shrouds
In canyons of steel,
They’re making me feel - like a heel.

It’s autumn in New York!
Placards on each subway train,
Rallies in the park:
"NO MORE YEARS" is their refrain.

Marchers with angry signs,
Flag-draped coffin lines,
Is it autumn in New York,
Or Chicago all over again?

Autumn in New York:
Rooftop signs seen from the plane,
"Cheney is a Dork,"
"Bush Lied, They Died" and words profane.

Yes, jaded pols and media hacks
Who lunch at the Ritz
Will say it's no big deal, but still -

This autumn in New York
Regime change is in the air
Oh, autumn in New York
Taxis to and from Mad Square,

Pass by demos dawn to dark,
Cops and firemen, mad and noisy,
Why did we pick New York?
Next time let's have it in Boise.