I Believe

<em>(With apologies to Frankie Laine and/or The Bachelors) </em>

I believe with every drop of brainless balls,

My power grows

I believe that somewhere in this arctic light,

My mandel flows

I believe for every vaz who goes astray

Some other chum will blow away

I believe, I believe . . .

I believe that chloroform applied with care

Will still the herrrd

I believe that apathy will work for me

If words are blurrrred

Every time I hear my baffled battlecry

I praise the chief, and so say I

And I reply, I believe . . .

This article first appeared in the 18 June 2001 issue of the New Statesman, Meet the people who make Tony Blair sweat