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01/17/2008 07:56 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Here Come The Incidents! (A Song for the Episode in the Strait of Hormuz)

This week's song is about the speedboat scuffle in the Strait of Hormuz and the subsequent blowing-out-of-proportion of said scuffle. Enjoy!

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Here Come The Incidents

Here come the incidents
Here come the camera crews
Here come the incidents
At the top of the nightly news
It's just a coincidence
That's all it is my friends
Here come the incidents
Here we go again

Some boats they had a scrapping in a narrow passageway
Like a couple of cars in traffic on a busy motorway
If it's fighters from the bridge or a prankster from the pier
I shudder 'cause these scoundrels still have the better part of a year
+ i know that they're in a hurry to make another flimsy case
But the facts at best are blurry
And my mouth still has this distaste
So if this counts as escalation, we'll be reaching for the sky
One more little confrontation and the flames will start to fly

It'll start with a scuffle, a kerfuffle, to a trumped up case for attack
Those ships in the channel, there's no camel, but a straw will break its back

So here come the incidents
Here come the camera crews
Here come the incidents
At the top of the nightly news
It's just a coincidence
That's all it is my friends
Here come the incidents
Here we go again

While the rest of us are focused on the primary returns
The wheels get set in motion while the nation's back is turned
'Cause if they get the drums in tune, they're gonna beat them that's for sure
We'll keep busy picking battles they'll get busy starting wars out there in the region

The cohesion of the story is just short of proof
But don't forget who's still in office, no there's no telling just what they will do

So here come the incidents
Here comes the narrative
Here come the incidents
Yeah, this one is really big
Here comes the press conference
It's aimed right at you my friend
Here come the incidents
Here we go again