Thursday, August 11, 2005

Bush whacked by The Stones?

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The Rolling Stones accuse US President GEORGE W BUSH of being "full of sh*t" on their new album.

The track ’Sweet Neo Con’, one of the tracks on the forthcoming ’A Bigger Bang’, was already known to be fiercely anti-Bush.

However, frontman Mick Jagger's disdain for the American leader has now been confirmed, with Rolling Stones singer revealing some of the lyrics in an interview with Newsweek.

But the singer has revealed that guitarist Keith Richards, who lives in the US, is a bit worried about the direct nature of the words.

An extract from ’Sweet Neo Con’ features the following lines: "You call yourself a Christian, I call you u a hypocrite/You call yourself a patriot, well I think you're full of sh*t."

Jagger said of the track: “It is direct. Keith said: ‘It's not really metaphorical.’



A song on the new Rolling Stones album 'A Bigger Bang' is very critical of the Bush administration's policies in the war against terrorism.

The lyrics to the song 'Sweet Neo Con' include the verse:

'You call yourself a Christian, I call you a hypocrite/You call yourself a patriot, well I think you’re full of ...'
'It’s liberty for all, democracy’s our style/Unless you are against us, then it’s prison without trial.'

Stones lead singer Mick Jagger says the song is not a personal attack on Bush, just a statement against many of his policies.

'It is certainly very critical of certain policies of the (Bush) administration, but so what! Lots of people are critical,' Jagger said.

Jagger told the TV show 'Extra' that 'It's not aimed, personally aimed, at President Bush,' he said. 'It wouldn't be called Sweet Neo Con if it was.'



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