Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Playlist for the California Budget Crisis

With thanks to my co-workers for their contributions: Katie, Dan, Rick, Brian, Dollye, Judy, and Debra:

"Hotel California," The Eagles

"Money, Money, Money," ABBA

"Material Girl," Madonna

"Mo' Money Mo' Problems," Notorious B.I.G.

"Taxman," The Beatles

"The Downward Spiral," Nine Inch Nails

"Pay Me My Money Down," Bruce Springsteen

"Desperadoes Under the Eaves," Warren Zevon

And if California slides into the ocean
Like the mystics and statistics say it will
I predict this motel will be standing
Until I pay my bill

"Bad Moon Rising," Creedence Clearwater Revival

"God Bless the Child That's Got His Own," Billie Holliday

Money, you've got lots of friends
Crowding round the door
When you're gone, spending ends
They don't come no more
Rich relations give
Crust of bread and such
You can help yourself
But don't take too much
Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child thats got his own
That's got his own

"Still Crazy After All These Years," Paul Simon

"Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?," E.Y. Harburg and Jan Gorney

"Money," Pink Floyd

"How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?," The Del-Lords

"Viva La Vida," Coldplay (dedicated to State Senator Dave Cox)

One minute I held the key
next the walls were closed on me
and I discovered that my castles stand
on pillars of salt and pillars of sand

"Cities in Dust," Siouxsie and the Banshees

Water was running; children were running
You were running out of time
Under the mountain, a golden fountain
Were you praying at the lares shrine?
But oh your city lies in dust, my friend

We found you hiding we found you lying
Choking on the dirt and sand
Your former glories and all the stories
Dragged and washed with eager hands

"Misery," Good Charlotte

"Run to the Hills," Iron Maiden

Any more? Feel free to offer your suggestions.

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