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December 18, 2005

Operation Peeping Tom Playlist

Okay, so it isn't Friday, but I don't care. Here's a playlist you can enjoy now that the government is peeping on us:

10. "Knock Knock," GZA
9. "Spies Like Us," Paul McCartney
8. "Who Can It Be Now?" Men at Work
7. "Private Idaho," the B-52s
6. Snoop Dogg - no song, the man's name alone is enough!
5. "They're Coming to Take Me Away," Napoleon XIV
4. "Private Eyes," Hall & Oates
3. "Freedom of Speech," Ice T, who deserves bonus points for an entire album named Freedom of Speech, Just Watch What You Say
2. "Paranoid," Black Sabbath

... and the top song in my Operation Peeping Tom playlist is right after the jump ... drumroll, please!

1. "Somebody's Watching Me," Rockwell


Somebody's watching Rockwell watching television ... creepy!

Any other suggestions for the Operation Peeping Tom playlist?

UPDATE: J Train let me know that, in 1998, the FBI claims it has "discontinued surveillance" of Rockwell. So the FBI says.

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I hate that song. Now I have to scrub my brain out with Ajax to get it out of my head.

Posted by: Amanda Marcotte | Dec 18, 2005 9:26:51 PM

Oh, me, too! But the video is so, so perfect as Rockwell runs around his house worrying that someone is after it. I think it is the theme song for Operation Peeping Tom.

Posted by: Pepper | Dec 18, 2005 9:28:08 PM

"Every Breath You Take," Sting
"Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues," Dylan (stretching it a bit)

Posted by: Stephen | Dec 18, 2005 9:56:05 PM

"I've Got My Eyes on You" by Cole Porter, sung by Fred Astaire:

I've got my eyes on you, so best beware where you roam.
I've got my eyes on you, so don't stray too far from home.
Incidentally, I've set my spies on you,
I'm checking all you do, from a to zee.
So, darling, just be wise, keep your eyes on me.

In googling this song, I have learned to my dismay that there is a Jessica Simpson song by the same name.

Posted by: jahoulih | Dec 18, 2005 9:59:41 PM

Well, the obvious one is "Every Breath You Take" by The Police, but I'm gonna go a little less mainstream and a little more country and suggest Lyle Lovett's "God Will" just for the lines:

Who keeps on trusting you
When you been lying
And sayin' things aint what they seem?

God does, but I don't
And God will, but I won't
And that's the difference between God and me.

More suggestions? Sure! Howzabout Robert Earl Keen's "Dreadful Selfish Crime"?

Posted by: collin | Dec 18, 2005 10:35:35 PM

"Paranoid" by Garbage
anything by Rage Against the Machine or Immortal Technique

Posted by: Nicholas Beaudrot | Dec 18, 2005 10:52:35 PM

I considered Garbage's song, but I didn't want to overload on the "Paranoid" theme. Plus, Ozzy would've gotten into a catfight with Shirley Manson.

Posted by: Pepper | Dec 18, 2005 11:28:06 PM

I've always been sort of creeped out by the University of Texas' school song, "The Eyes of Texas," no more so than now. Here goes:

The eyes of Texas are upon you,
All the live long day.
The eyes of Texas are upon you,
You cannot get away.
Do not think you can escape them,
At night, or early in the morn'.
The eyes of Texas are upon you,
'Till Gabriel blows his horn!

Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | Dec 18, 2005 11:56:52 PM

"I Spy (for the F.B.I.)" by the Untouchables

Posted by: cerebrocrat | Dec 19, 2005 1:19:00 AM

1984 by Anaïs Mitchell

Posted by: pansauce | Dec 19, 2005 4:50:53 AM

"If the Government Could Read My Mind (They'd Know I'm Thinking of You)" - The Vandals

Posted by: Drew Miller | Dec 19, 2005 4:51:19 AM

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