"When The War Came"

Fans of the Decemberists will by no means be disappointed by their new offering The Crane Wife. Non-fans, on the other hand, probably won't find anything to turn their views around. For my part, I'm a fan. It's schtick, but it's good schtick. Never one to miss a good political tune, I thought I might as well highlight this part of "When The War Came"

A terrible autonomy
Is grafted onto you and me
A trust put in the government
Is all their lies are heaven sent
'Til the war came
'Til the war came

Or, to put it more shrilly, Bush lied, thousands died.