While reading slashdot today, Gizzmonic posted the lyrics to a classic song I haven’t heard in years in a thread about the GPS units in the proposal for Oregon’s vehicle mileage tax:

Electric Eye by Judas Priest

Up here in space
I’m looking down on you
My lasers trace
Everything you do

You think you’ve private lives
Think nothing of the kind
There is no true escape
I’m watching all the time

I’m made of metal
My circuits gleam
I am perpetual
I keep the country clean

I’m elected electric spy
I’m protected electric eye

Always in focus
You can’t feel my stare
I zoom into you
You don’t know I’m there

I take a pride in probing all your secret moves
My tearless retina takes pictures that can prove

I’m made of metal
My circuits gleam
I am perpetual
I keep the country clean

I’m elected electric spy
I’m protected electric eye

Electric eye, in the sky
Feel my stare, always there
There’s nothing you can do about it
Develop and expose
I feed upon your every thought
And so my power grows

I’m made of metal
My circuits gleam
I am perpetual
I keep the country clean

I’m elected electric spy
I’m protected electric eye

Protected! Detective! Electric eye!

I’m now dubbing it the NRO Song!

(The first music I ever bought were 2 albums: Defender of the Faith by Judas Priest and Raising Hell by Run D.M.C.)

Oh, I want to be clear that this isn’t some positive endorsement of NRO or any other alphabet-soup Federal parasite. As should be clear from all my writings, I don’t approve of stealing from hard-working Americans to buy expensive toys to spy back on them.

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