Not since this historic trainwreck, which actually began with the lines “Another bomb over Baghdad / You really hate Saddam dat bad?”, has there been a peace anthem as exquisitely simple-minded as this. Granted, it’s hard to be objective about these things, but never mind the politics for a moment — to find the guy who sang “She Bangs the Drums” reduced to farting out tuneless crap like this is enough to break the heart of any true Stone Roses fan. As for the lyrics, which you’ll find at Weasel Zippers, they’re noteworthy for eschewing the traditional “we’re all brothers” moral equivalence and embracing the Muslim side full fold. The line about how it’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog is especially stirring. There’s not much fight in these two dogs, needless to say.
His cheekbones look great, though.