Our previous post on NRO’s 50 best conservative songs won us acclaim and a CBS News blog link. Upon revisiting, the list is as ridiculous as before — if not more so — and John Miller’s explanation so tenuous as to be lardo-like translucent.
Walking to work yesterday, I found the true rock songs that should have been #1 and #2 (and perhaps the only songs on the list). It’s from a band that left-leaning indie rock snobs have had to reconcile with the reality that the band (or at least lead singer) likely didn’t share its world view. Now I’ve known right-leaning indie rock critics out there, so the songs’ non inclusion must mean that those people don’t read the NRO.
I speak of Modern Lover’s Roadrunner and Modern World. Behold the lyrics and see if you agree.
Roadrunner roadrunner; Going faster miles an hour
(libertarian traffic laws)
Gonna ride by the Stop-n-Shop; With the radio on
I’m in love with Massachusetts
The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
(save yourself for marriage)
Said hello to the spirit of ol’ 1956
I’m in love with the USA
Put down your cigarette, and act like a true girl, oh
(traditional values, redux)
Put down your cigarette, and drop out of BU
(avoid liberal indoctrination)
Well the modern world is not so bad; Not like the students say