Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fake Empire

So I'm hanging out, watching the DNC on CNN because I just finished _Zubaida's Window_ (post on that to come). Please tell me I'm not the only one who noticed the Twilight Zone moment that they were playing The National's "Fake Empire" as they went to break.

For those not familiar, the lyrics:

Stay out super late tonight
picking apples, making pies
put a little something in our lemonade and take it with us
we’re half-awake in a fake empire
we’re half-awake in a fake empire

Tiptoe through our shiny city
with our diamond slippers on
do our gay ballet on ice
bluebirds on our shoulders
we’re half-awake in a fake empire
we’re half-awake in a fake empire

Turn the light out say goodnight
no thinking for a little while
lets not try to figure out everything at once
It’s hard to keep track of you falling through the sky
we’re half-awake in a fake empire
we’re half-awake in a fake empire

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

it wasn't just CNN. it was played in the stadium; background to a DNC video add

ejcolen said...

Thanks. I was really wondering about that. I'm not sure if that makes it less weird or weirder.