I never know with music anymore if a musician is parodying the subject or its context. This is the case with this song from Mark Knopfler’s Shngri La album. On first listen it seems to be using George II & George III as the subjects, using the POTUS office as a context. But that seems really a bit simple and provincial. Might be what he had in mind, I guess, but I’m not comfortable saying as much even though the whole album is one of lyrical “portraits.”
Anyone have any interview references/insight that can shed a little more light on what Knopfler was thinking?