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Opening Arguments

Deep in Jena

OK, I take it all back. Neil Young's "Southern Man" is a heartbreaking work of staggering genius compared with John Mellencamp's attempt to find meaning in Jena:

An all white jury hides the executioner's face
Is this how we are, me and you?
Everyone needs to know their place
And here we thought this blackbird was hidden in the flue

Oh oh oh Jena
Oh oh oh Jena
Oh oh oh Jena
Take your nooses down

So what becomes of boys that cannot think straight
Particularly those with paper bag skin
Yes sir no sir wipe that smile off your face
We've got our rules here and you've got to fit in

Ooh, that is so deep. There is video, if you can stand it.


Bob G.
Thu, 10/04/2007 - 8:46am

Sounds like somthing I'd expect to hear on SOUTH PARK...
(I'll pass on this one)