‘Get Over It’: My Choice of Song for the New Politics

My wife and I were flying back to Atlanta from Cleveland on Sunday. As usual, I had my noise cancelling headphones own. I listened to some Italian conversation as well as some songs. One song that popped up was“Get Over It” by the Eagles.

Each line of the song reminded me of politics, especially this one: “Victim of this, victim of that.”

Also, “the big, bad world doesn’t owe you a thing.”

Can you think of any other songs that speak well to the politics of the day?

“Get Over It”

(Listen to the song below)

I turn on the tube and what do I see
A whole lotta people cryin’ “Don’t blame me”
They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else
Spend all their time feelin’ sorry for themselves
Victim of this, victim of that
Your momma’s too thin; your daddy’s too fat

Get over it
Get over it
All this whinin’ and cryin’ and pitchin’ a fit
Get over it, get over it

You say you haven’t been the same since you had your little crash
But you might feel better if I gave you some cash
The more I think about it, Old Billy1 was right
Let’s kill all the lawyers, kill ’em tonight
You don’t want to work, you want to live like a king
But the big, bad world doesn’t owe you a thing

Get over it
Get over it
If you don’t want to play, then you might as well split
Get over it, Get over it

It’s like going to confession every time I hear you speak
You’re makin’ the most of your losin’ streak
Some call it sick, but I call it weak

You drag it around like a ball and chain
You wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain
You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
Got your mind in the gutter, bringin’ everybody down
Complain about the present and blame it on the past
I’d like to find your inner child and kick its little ass

Get over it
Get over it
All this bitchin’ and moanin’ and pitchin’ a fit
Get over it, get over it

Get over it
Get over it
It’s gotta stop sometime, so why don’t you quit
Get over it, get over it

  1. This is a reference to William Shakespeare’s “Henry The Sixth, Part 2, Act 4, scene 2, 71–78 []
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