We've already chided Hillary for her musical choices, but The Washington Post has now given us a cursory lyrical analysis of her missteps:
... "Takin' Care of Business" is actually about not taking care of business. The '70s-era rock number (which George W. Bush also used in a 2004 campaign video) is from the point of view of a slacker: "People see you having fun/Just a-lying in the sun/Tell them that you like it this way." The lyrics go on to add, "It's the work that we avoid/And we're all self-employed/We love to work at nothing all day."
"American Girl" is about an American girl, all right. But it's not about her patriotism. It's about the shattering of her romantic dreams: "And for one desperate moment there/He crept back in her memory/God, it's so painful/Something that's so close/And still so far out of reach."
Still, hearing "A Little Less Conversation" at a Mitt Romney gathering must be even more jarring. This is the sort of "dirty politics" that creep me out something fierce:
A little less conversation a little more action please,
All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me,
A little more bite a little less bark,
A little less fight and a little more spark,
Shut your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me,
Satisfy me baby.