Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday morning tunes: "Please don't let them look down on us"

From the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim album, the title track "Please Don't," with vocals by Santigold.

Writes Byrne:

Most of the lyrics on this one are lifted gently from interviews and quotations — the “please don’t” chorus especially. At some point as first lady, Imelda [Marcos] began to feel that she could help Philippine interests by charming world leaders into seeing things her way. “Handbag diplomacy” she called it — as she liked to imply that to solve a problem, she could bypass President Marcos and just grab a handbag and hop on a plane with some of her assistants.

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