In 1979, Talking Heads released a song called "Life During Wartime." It's a catchy ditty, but grim if you pay attention to the lyrics. It's about a guy living in a future USA complete with weapons smuggling, gunfire in major cities, roadblocks, and spying. Curiously, it is a world with parties, nightclubs and college, as well.
There's one snippet of the song that made it pure fantasy for the past seven years:
"We're tapping phone lines
I know that ain't allowed"
From 2002 until January 20, 2009, it WAS allowed in the America I live in. "Life During Wartime" was just another song.
Now, with illegal wiretapping again verbotten, "Life During Wartime" can come back as a song that could still happen.
Wait...Do we want the whole song to come true...?