Following on from the preview of George’s follow-up to John Lennon’s Imagine called, Imagine That; he’s followed up his song Patience with a track called No Patience.
The new song is all about how Pop Idol/American Idol/X-Factor have ruined music. Herewith, a sample of the lyrics, reproduced by kind permission.
No Patience – by George Michael
It's like a nightmare, where no-one stops to hear
Is it my imagination, or did God switch off his iPod?
Such blandness, and manufactured music in the air
No time for real emotion
With the SMS revenues to share
And the satellite says, "Vote for Shane or Journey South"
But the old man says,
"You want my happiness, for your promotion... I can't do that"
Don't you want it?
Can't you see the records we sell?
He keeps his music to himself, he turns his back.
The timing for this new single couldn’t be more perfect. The duo Journey South, who came third in Simon Cowell’s X-Factor show in the UK this year have just released their first album: it’s going to be number one in the album charts this Sunday. No offence to the guys, but it’s execrable…