Sunday, November 2, 2008

Be Still My Heart!

I had MSNBC tuned in while I was fixing some dinner a little while ago and all of a sudden, I heard Paul Simon's voice singing. I spun around and there on the TV was a shot of some dude tying his shoe while Paul was singing American Tune -- one of my favorite Simon songs. I have to admit that one of my first thoughts was "oh nooooos! Please, it can't be true! I don't want to live in a world where Paul Freakin' Simon is a sell-out! Nooooo!" But then, as I watched, it quickly dawned on me that this wasn't a commercial -- it was a political ad. As I watched, the hair on my neck started to stand up, and there at the end with the lyric, "I wonder what's gone wrong," I saw a picture of Bush and McCain.

Just beautiful.

And because it's such lovely, gentle song that is a joy to behold, here's the whole thing:


fletch said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

June said...

I was watching MSNBC at the same time. When this ad came on I first thought it was going to be for some life insurance product or such...then went on to think it would make a great political statement. Needless to say I was pleased to see that that's exactly what it was...powerful!

julie L said...

OMG. That was really beautiful. And that song is an absolutely perfect explanation as to why people are voting for CHANGE.

Yes. We. CAN!