Sunday, October 12, 2008


I can ride my bike with no handlebars.

Look at me, look at me - hands in the air like it's good to be
and I'm a famous rapper, even when the paths are all crookedy

I can show you how to do-si-do, I can show you how to scratch a record
I can take apart the remote control, and I can almost put it back together
I can tie a knot in a cherry stem, I can tell you about Leif Erikson
I know all the words to "De Colores" and "I'm Proud to be an American"
Me and my friend saw a platypus. Me and my friend made a comic book
and guess how long it took. I can do anything that I want cuz, look:

I can keep rhythm with no metronome
And I can see your face on the telephone

Look at me, look at me, Just called to say that it's good to be
in such a small world, I'm all curled up with a book to read

I can make money open up a thrift store, I can make a living off a magazine
I can design an engine sixty four miles to a gallon of gasoline
I can make new antibiotics, I can make computers survive aquatic conditions
I know how to run a business, I can make you wanna buy a product

Movers shakers and producers, me and my friends understand the future
I see the strings that control the systems. I can do anything with no assistance
Cuz I can lead a nation with a microphone, And I can split the atom of a molecule

Look at me, look at me, driving and I won't stop, and it feels so good to be
and on top.

My reach is global. My tower secure.
My cause is noble. My power is pure.

I can hand out a million vaccinations, or let 'em all die in exasperation
Have 'em all healed of their lacerations, have 'em all killed by assassination
I can make anybody go to prison, just because I don't like 'em and
I can do anything with no permission

I have it all under my command, because I can guide a missile by satellite
I can hit a target through a telescope
I can end the planet in a holocaust . . .

I can ride my bike with no handlebars

"Handlebars" by the Flobots

Dave and I LOVE this song. There's something about it that just strikes the right chord with me (no pun intended).
Have you seen the video? It all became crystal clear to me once I saw the video. I'd never heard of the Flobots, so hearing the song, I wasn't sure they were aware of the power they were invoking with their words. (so many people use the word "holocaust" and have no idea what it really means, how strong the connotations are).

They do. The chills I get when I hear the song are real.

Every time I hear it, it leaves me in chills.
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