This morning's song, 'Hotel California' is a good example. Its central message, which is revealed at the end of the last sentence sung, and the construction of the song in its very long musical introduction and its even lengthier musical ending has too many like characteristics which could be said to mirror the political dilemma that Great Britain has found itself in since the early 1960s.
I refer to the greatest political decisions Great Britain has taken during the past sixty years; its decade of failed attempts to get into 'The European Common Market' before 'The Treaty of Accession' was signed in January 1972 by the then prime minister Edward Heath, its constant unease as a member state ever since, and its interminable efforts to extricate itself from its mass of joint treaties and to leave the E.E.U. following the referendum of 2016.
The UK's applications to join in 1963 and 1967 were vetoed by the President of France, Charles de Gaulle, who said that "a number of aspects of Britain's economy, from working practices to agriculture had made Britain incompatible with Europe and that Britain harboured a 'deep-seated hostility' to any pan-European project." How accurate in his assessment Charles de Gaulle proved to be!
When listening to the words of 'Hotel California' simply substitute (Hotel California for the European Union) and (the long musical introduction for the decade it took Great Britain to get accepted into the club) and (the even lengthier musical ending for Great Britain to get out after it held its referendum of 2016 and obtained a majority vote to Brexit). Also (substitute the Night Man character in the song for the Chief Negotiator for the 27 EU countries, Michael Barnier) and finally, substitute (the central message of the song spoken by the Night Man as being spoken by Michael Barnier to Great Britain at the eleventh hour of its Brexit talks to secure an exit deal).
That central message to both California Hotel residents and Great Britains wanting to leave the E.E.U. as spoken by the Night Man in the song and Michael Barnier at the Brexit negotiating table in Brussels is one and the same: " Relax, we are programmed to receive. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave!".
Canny, isn't it? Love and peace. Bill xxx