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Diablo Dispatch, Part One - Anthems

The same year that I started trashing Reaganomics* for its racism, carelessness, negligence, and greed in in my sinisterly named high school newspaper the Diablo Dispatch, the Ramones released a song that became an anthem to me... You've got to pick up the pieces C'mon, sort your trash You better pull yourself back together Maybe you've got too much cash Better call, call the law When you gonna turn yourself in? Yeah You're a politician Don't become one of Hitler's children ... Shouldn't wish you happiness, wish her the very best Fifty thousand dollar dress Shaking hands with your highness See through you like cellophane You watch the world complain, but you do it anyway Who am I