The chorus in Bushleaguer is sadly wasted

Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,287
edited May 13 in The Porch
Bushleaguer has such a great chorus. And with the song being so topical and W Bush-centric and "never" will be in rotation in again (once in a blue moon) it's a bit sad. It's a great chorus, a great chorus to be played live etc.

Blackout weaves its way through the city
Blackout weaves its way through the city
Blackout weaves its way...
I remember when you sang that song about today
Now it's tomorrow and everything has changed

Just sad they didn't update the lyrics to work with "any" shitty President, or keep playing it for the general message of it.

Just a bid sad.
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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 4,917
    Im with you. I love  this and it works for every one of their presidents  pretty much
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  • lotsalemonlotsalemon Boston Posts: 2,573

    I have faced it, a chorus wasted.

    I'm never going back again.

    I escaped it, a chorus wasted.

    I'm never going back again.

    Having tasted, a chorus wasted.

    I'm never going back again.


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    Lol.  Because only the US has issues with its leaders.  Got to love this place.  Lol.  
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,287
    on2legs said:
    Lol.  Because only the US has issues with its leaders.  Got to love this place.  Lol.  
    So you're saying you believe  Pearl Jam will bring it back to sing about the president of Finland, or the prime minister of Iceland?

    Or what is your point?
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  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 8,506
    on2legs said:
    Lol.  Because only the US has issues with its leaders.  Got to love this place.  Lol.  
    So you're saying you believe  Pearl Jam will bring it back to sing about the president of Finland, or the prime minister of Iceland?

    Or what is your point?
    I know you like to stir stuff up.  But I’ll just leave my comment to speak for itself.  Have a great day. 

    Lol. 
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,287
    edited May 14
    on2legs said:
    on2legs said:
    Lol.  Because only the US has issues with its leaders.  Got to love this place.  Lol.  
    So you're saying you believe  Pearl Jam will bring it back to sing about the president of Finland, or the prime minister of Iceland?

    Or what is your point?
    I know you like to stir stuff up.  But I’ll just leave my comment to speak for itself.  Have a great day. 

    Lol. 
    I honestly don't understand. 

    They wrote the song about W Bush - an american president they despised - and stopped playing it in 2007 when he was out. 

    What has it to do with leaders around the world? I don't think anyone would complain if they rewrote it to fit whoever, as long as the chorus is intact. I doubt Eddie would ever rework it to fit a foreign leader though. No matter how shitty.

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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 4,917
    on2legs said:
    on2legs said:
    Lol.  Because only the US has issues with its leaders.  Got to love this place.  Lol.  
    So you're saying you believe  Pearl Jam will bring it back to sing about the president of Finland, or the prime minister of Iceland?

    Or what is your point?
    I know you like to stir stuff up.  But I’ll just leave my comment to speak for itself.  Have a great day. 

    Lol. 
    Thats rich coming  from you. Stir shit is your thing i thought . Maybe they can sing  about  kim jong
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  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 8,506
    on2legs said:
    on2legs said:
    Lol.  Because only the US has issues with its leaders.  Got to love this place.  Lol.  
    So you're saying you believe  Pearl Jam will bring it back to sing about the president of Finland, or the prime minister of Iceland?

    Or what is your point?
    I know you like to stir stuff up.  But I’ll just leave my comment to speak for itself.  Have a great day. 

    Lol. 
    Thats rich coming  from you. Stir shit is your thing i thought . Maybe they can sing  about  kim jong
    I wish you well, mate.  I honestly do.  Have a great day.  
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  • KN219077KN219077 MontanaPosts: 452
    Great song, too topical to transcend time and be a great protest song 
  • 100 Pacer100 Pacer Toronto, ONPosts: 6,178
    If I recall correctly Stone contributed the “blackout weaves its’ way through the city...” part.
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    100 Pacer said:
    If I recall correctly Stone contributed the “blackout weaves its’ way through the city...” part.
    Stone is a champ
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  • I'd say the best part is the instrumentation in the verses. 
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  • treestrees Columbus OHIOPosts: 880
    Its one thier best songs musically


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    I love it because its a big Fuck you to the president bush at time but can be for anyone that messes up like trump


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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,340
    edited May 14
    I'd say the best part is the instrumentation in the verses. 
    The first thing I noticed the first time I listened to it was how close the cadence and chord progression are to "The Man Who Sold the World." I've always wondered if that was intentional. It would've been fitting, for sure.
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  • dannydanny Posts: 2,067
    should still play it
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  • DavidDDavidD Posts: 1,730
    Great song. love watching YouTube videos of this song when they play it in the U.S. 
    so many mixed reactions. 
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 32,045
    danny said:
    should still play it
    I agree.
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 136,499
    mfc2006 said:
    danny said:
    should still play it
    I agree.

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,758
    edited May 14
    Bushleaguer has such a great chorus. And with the song being so topical and W Bush-centric and "never" will be in rotation in again (once in a blue moon) it's a bit sad. It's a great chorus, a great chorus to be played live etc.

    Blackout weaves its way through the city
    Blackout weaves its way through the city
    Blackout weaves its way...
    I remember when you sang that song about today
    Now it's tomorrow and everything has changed

    Just sad they didn't update the lyrics to work with "any" shitty President, or keep playing it for the general message of it.

    Just a bid sad.
    I agree. I really like this song a lot, mainly because of this great chorus, but you're right... it's wasted because it will never get played. That's a shame. I also agree with those who say it should still get played. I mean, why not?? We still remember Bush Jr just fine.
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,287
    PJ_Soul said:
    Bushleaguer has such a great chorus. And with the song being so topical and W Bush-centric and "never" will be in rotation in again (once in a blue moon) it's a bit sad. It's a great chorus, a great chorus to be played live etc.

    Blackout weaves its way through the city
    Blackout weaves its way through the city
    Blackout weaves its way...
    I remember when you sang that song about today
    Now it's tomorrow and everything has changed

    Just sad they didn't update the lyrics to work with "any" shitty President, or keep playing it for the general message of it.

    Just a bid sad.
    I agree. I really like this song a lot, mainly because of this great chorus, but you're right... it's wasted because it will never get played. That's a shame. I also agree with those who say it should still get played. I mean, why not?? We still remember Bush Jr just fine.
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  • Hi!Hi! Posts: 1,495
    To this day when I hear that chorus I imagine the blackouts in California :
    • California electricity crisis, blackouts affecting California in 2000 and 2001, due to an energy shortage caused by market manipulation
    or the blackouts in Baghdad during the invasion.
  • thebuilderthebuilder Rifle, COPosts: 86
    I’d like to see it return. Even as tag in daughter...
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  • TJ25487TJ25487 Posts: 1,095
    I’d like to see it return. Even as tag in daughter...
    Agreed! This would be a cool daughter tag!!!
  • BettrMan21BettrMan21 Chattanooga,TnPosts: 199
    I think I remember reading somewhere that Stone said Ed had a fantastic vocal melody for this song that was recorded but scrapped because Ed wanted the spoken word more. Would love to hear this.
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 6,031
    Always loved Bu$hleaguer, especially the music and chorus. Good song that doesn't need to be shelved. You can attach any last name and reference some prick screwing over people. It's like a more direct follow-up to Soon Forget. 
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  • Hi!Hi! Posts: 1,495
    So, who here has gotten to see Bushleager live? Anything particularly interesting happen?
     I was able to see it once in 2003 at night one in Detroit. Eddie made a comment about it not being a “rebel song” at the beginning. 
  • RS65573RS65573 Posts: 1,109
    It was interesting in Uniondale in 03 thats for sure. I walked out of that show with goosebumps, looking over each shoulder every other second. A one of a kind feeling...not sure if its a good one tho.
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,046
    Bad song. Just so heavy handed. I do kinda dig the second, sorta atmospheric guitar and the acoustic break between verses.
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