11/10/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

New McCain Campaign Song


In an increasingly rare moment of candor, the McCain campaign today released its new campaign song, "Yesterday":

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

Now it looks as though they're here to stay

Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly, I'm not half to man I used to be

There's a shadow hanging over me

Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

Why she had to do an interview I don't know, she wouldn't say

She said everything wrong, now I long for yesterday.

Yesterday, telling the truth was such an easy game to play

Now I need a place to hide away

Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Mm mm mm mm mm.

(with apologies to Paul McCartney and John Lennon)

{Historian Robert S. McElvaine is Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts & Letters at Millsaps College. His latest book is Grand Theft Jesus: The Hijacking of Religion in America 2008-07-01-GTJcoversm.jpg.}