This was the first "big hit." Written in 1992 with John Keller, who had the beautiful melody and chord changes and one lyrical idea:
"love breaks your heart." "Wow," I said, "that's a horrible cliché! Let me see what I can make of it."
 The song was written with my friend Brian Ray (of the Paul McCartney band) for his solo album, Mondo Magneto. It is, obviously, about everyone's favorite U.S. president, George W. Bush. If he , or, more accurately, the creeps and weasels that pulled his strings, hadn't spearheaded the final phase of the decline of Western Civilization, he would be hysterical. The concept was Brian's; he knew who to call to help flesh it out. My pleasure. But, to be fair to W., I quote Randy Newman's great song, "A Few Words in Defense of Our Country":

Now the leaders we have / while the worst we've had / are hardly the worst this poor world has seen
Hitler, Stalin ... men who need no introduction