LAURIE ANDERSON lyrics - Democratic Way

"Democratic Way"

I dreamed that I was Jimmy Carter's lover, and I was somewhere, I guess in the White House... and there were lots of other women there, too... and they were supposed to be his lovers too... but I never even saw Jimmy Carter... and none of the other women ever saw him either...
And there was this big discussion going on because Jimmy had decided to open up the presidential elections to the dead. That is, that anyone who had ever lived would have the opportunity to become President. He said he thought it would be more democratic that way.
The more choice you had
The more democratic it would be

United States Live (1984)