Governor Ready To Back The Flaming Lips

Governor Ready To Back The Flaming Lips

There are 13 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Apr 23, 2009, titled Governor Ready To Back The Flaming Lips. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

A legislative effort to pick a song by the Oklahoma-based alternative rock band Flaming Lips as the official state song was blocked Thursday by conservatives in the state House, who said they were offended by band members' clothing and language.

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ryan

Jenks, OK

#1 Apr 23, 2009
I'm okay with the House blocking this...
noodles

Owasso, OK

#2 Apr 23, 2009
I was hacked that I didn't get to vote. It is pretty sad that many of us didn't vote because we didn't have notice about it.
Tammy

Tulsa, OK

#3 Apr 24, 2009
Gotta agree with you, noodles.

It seems like I always miss out on things like this, including the new license plate vote.

Truth be known though, my vote would have been on "Never Been To Spain" by Three Dog Night. So, it wouldn't have mattered anyway.
Anon E Mouse

Tulsa, OK

#4 Apr 24, 2009
the least they could have done is pick a song that... you know... mentions Oklahoma...
basset

Kansas City, MO

#5 Apr 24, 2009
Truly, the vast majority of our legislators are clueless. How did we end up with this group? Oklahoma is going back to the dark ages.
Houghton

Norman, OK

#6 Apr 24, 2009
Kudos to Governor Henry for approving the song anyway. 11,000 Oklahomans chose the song, and they should not have been punished because one perpetual adolescent wore a symbol of death and destruction on his T-shirt as an ironically-hip fashion statement.

But can we also agree that it’s high time to stop treating communist symbols as cute? The hammer and sickle represents a boot stomping on collective humanity’s face. Tens of millions of innocents died at the hand of dehumanizing communist regimes.

The hammer and sickle is a hateful symbol. Let’s have the moral courage to call it what it is.

That said, I’m glad the Lips’ song is the new official state rock song of Oklahoma! It’s a great song!

“Backporch Hunter”

Since: Nov 08

BFE

#7 Apr 25, 2009
Music artists are just that.....artists. Who cares what they wear. It's for entertainment purposes anyway. I still think Leon Russell should have the honors. JMO
123acceptme

Macomb, OK

#8 Apr 27, 2009
Would Gov. Henry have fought just as hard for a "religious" song even if most of the House voted against it? Or would that have been considered a right winged tactict to force others to accept those values?

“BOOMER SOONER”

Since: Sep 08

Sand Springs, OK

#9 Apr 27, 2009
Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space -
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - Oh - Oh - Oh
Do You Realize - that everyone you know
Someday will die -

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize

Those are the lyrics...where does it mention oklahoma or anything about oklahoma and what we represent? This is a rediculous song to choose for a state song.

Since: Apr 09

Tulsa, OK

#10 Apr 28, 2009
Yes, good to have this song as the state's rock song. This song is truly one of a kind. It also makes me feel Oklahoma still yet can turn itself around into a tolerable state.

Since: Apr 09

Tulsa, OK

#11 Apr 28, 2009
yeah, where does it say America or United States in the National Anthem?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#12 Apr 28, 2009
Flaming Lips are Communist....

BUT

Leon's got Home Sweet Oklahoma On His Mind...

Come On Oklahoma House of Representatives....read the lyrics...listen to the song...its about Oklahoma
**********
when i was just a young man, i was barely seventeen
i went out to hollywood chasing my dreams
dusty oklahoma was all i'd ever seen
and i was getting older

memories of the Greyhound fade and quickly pass
the lonely restroom windows
the empty hourglass
reflect the human hunger of the questions i never asked
i only had my time for spending

but i'm going back to tulsa one more time
going back to tulsa one more time
going back to tulsa one more time
i've got home sweet oklahoma on my mind

growing younger now how i just don't know
life's a lot more happy and it moves really slow
the past is just some photographs of the good friends that i know
but my love is so much better, yes it is

i'm going back to tulsa one more time
i'm going back to tulsa one more time
going back to tulsa one more time
i've got home sweet oklahoma on my mind
phillipicus

Okmulgee, OK

#13 Apr 29, 2009
I like Leon Russell, but his music isnt much rock. Its mostly folk and country. The Flaming Lips arent commmunist either, they are activist that show how the government and certain people have been behaving lately...

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