Dolly förklarar arbetslinjen, Jarvis förklarar Nya Moderaterna

Igår var det dj battle mellan alliansen (företrädd av den moderate riksdagsledamoten Henrik von Sydow, SvD:s Sanna Rayman och Neos Paulina Neuding) och de rödgröna (företrädda av Miljöpartiets Gustav Fridolin, Moa Elf-Karlén från ABF samt sossarnas kommunikationschef Karin Pettersson) här i Visby. Henrik von Sydow inledde med att spela Pulps Common people. Sedan spelade han bland annat Dolly Partons 9 to 5.

Jag tycker att det tyder på en hel del självinsikt att Henrik von Sydow så rakt och ärligt presenterar vad den moderata arbetslinjen går ut på. För den som inte kan Dollys text utantill kommer här en påminnelse:

9 to 5 av Dolly Parton
Tumble out of bed
And stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
Yawnin’, stretchin’, try to come to life
Jump in the shower
And the blood starts pumpin’
Out on the streets
The traffic starts jumpin’
And folks like me on the job from 9 to 5
Workin’ 9 to 5
What a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by
It’s all takin’
And no givin’
They just use your mind
And they never give you credit
Its enough to drive you
Crazy if you let it
9 to 5, for service and devotion
You would think that I
Would deserve a fair promotion
Want to move ahead
But the boss won’t seem to let me in
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me
They let your dream
Just ‘a watch ‘em shatter
You’re just a step
On the boss man’s ladder
But you got dreams he’ll never take away
On the same boat
With a lot of your friends
Waitin’ for the day
Your ship’ll come in
And the tide’s gonna turn
An it’s all gonna roll you away
9 to 5, yeah, they got you where they want you
There’s a better life
And you think that I would daunt you
It’s a rich man’s game
No matter what they call it
And you spend your life
Puttin’ money in his wallet

Ja, Henrik von Sydow, vems sida tror du Dolly står på?

Det är också överraskande ärligt, nästan naket, att Henrik von Sydow låter Jarvis Cocker illustrera Nya Moderaternas försök att styla sig till allt från arbetarparti till allmänintresse – känns dessutom lite queer-progressivt att von Sydow uppenbarligen identifierar sig med kvinnan i sången:

Common people av Jarvis Cocker mfl
She came from Greece she had a thirst for knowledge,
she studied sculpture at Saint Martin’s College,
that’s where I,
caught her eye.
She told me that her Dad was loaded,
I said ”In that case I’ll have a rum and coca-cola.”
She said ”Fine.”
and in thirty seconds time she said,
”I want to live like common people,
I want to do whatever common people do,
I want to sleep with common people,
I want to sleep with common people,
like you.”
Well what else could I do –
I said ”I’ll see what I can do.”
I took her to a supermarket,
I don’t know why but I had to start it somewhere,
so it started there.
I said pretend you’ve got no money,
she just laughed and said,
”Oh you’re so funny.”
I said ”yeah?
Well I can’t see anyone else smiling in here.
Are you sure you want to live like common people,
you want to see whatever common people see,
you want to sleep with common people,
you want to sleep with common people,
like me.”
But she didn’t understand,
she just smiled and held my hand.
Rent a flat above a shop,
cut your hair and get a job.
Smoke some fags and play some pool,
pretend you never went to school.
But still you’ll never get it right,
cos when you’re laid in bed at night,
watching roaches climb the wall,
if you call your Dad he could stop it all.
You’ll never live like common people,
you’ll never do what common people do,
you’ll never fail like common people,
you’ll never watch your life slide out of view,
and dance and drink and screw,
because there’s nothing else to do.
Sing along with the common people,
sing along and it might just get you through,
laugh along with the common people,
laugh along even though they’re laughing at you,
and the stupid things that you do.
Because you think that poor is cool.

Behöver jag nämna att de rödgröna vann battlandet tämligen överlägset?

ps. Ikväll är det nytt battle på Burmeister, denna gång mellan Ulf Adelsohn och Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth å ena sidan och Carin Jämtin och Tomas Bodström å den andra. Ett envist rykte gör gällande att det röda laget kommer att spela nedanstående låt. Lyssna på texten – sossigare än så här blir det inte!
Governments crack and systems fall
’cause Unity is powerful –
Lights go out – walls come tumbling down!
Until the Unity is threatend by
Those who have and who have not –
Those who are with and those who are without
And dangle jobs like a donkey’s carrot –
Until you don’t know where you are

Intressant och Netroots. Läs också om modiga Solveig Ternström – en politiker som står upp för vad hon tror på. Hos bland annat Alexandra Einerstam och Kulturbloggen och Jonas Sjöstedt och Ulrika Falk.

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5 svar till “Dolly förklarar arbetslinjen, Jarvis förklarar Nya Moderaterna

  1. Man undrar ju då om von Sydow hört även denna version av Common People…

  2. Pelle

    Jarvis förklarar även nyliberalism på ett fantastiskt sätt:

    Well did you hear, there’s a natural order.
    Those most deserving will end up with the most.
    That the cream cannot help but always rise up to the top,
    Well I say: Shit floats.
    If you thought things had changed,
    Friend you’d better think again,
    Bluntly put in the fewest of words,
    Cunts are still running the world,
    Cunts are still running the world.

    Now the working classes are obsolete,
    They are surplus to societies needs,
    So let ‘em all kill each other,
    And get it made overseas.
    That’s the word don’t you know,
    From the guys thats running the show,
    Lets be perfectly clear boys and girls,
    Cunts are still running the world,
    Cunts are still running the world.

    Oh feed your children on Cray fish and Lobster tails,
    Find a school near the top of the league,
    In theory I respect your right to exist,
    I will kill ya if you move in next to me,
    Ah it stinks, it sucks, it’s anthropologically unjust,
    But the takings are up by a third, Oh So
    Cunts are still running the world,
    Cunts are still running the world.

    Your free market is perfectly natural,
    Or do you think that I’m some kind of dummy,
    It’s the ideal way to order the world,
    Fuck the morals, does it make any money?
    And if you don’t like it? Then leave.
    Or use your right to protest on the street,
    Yeah, use your rights but don’t imagine that it’s heard, Oh no no,
    Cunts are still running the world,
    Cunts are still running the world.

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