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The Decemberists to Release 'Amorous' Rock Song Tribute to Valerie Plame

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The Decemberists to Release 'Amorous' Rock Song Tribute to Valerie Plame

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The popular Portland rock group The Decemberists is about to come out with an "amorous" song titled "Valerie Plame."

Plame, of course, is the former CIA operative outed by Robert Novak and Bush adminstration officials, but she is already married, to Joe Wilson.

A press release from EMI music for the band today reveals that the Plame tune will appear as a digital/vinyl single on October 14th and the band will sing it on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" on November 3rd, on the eve of the presidential election.

The release says that it is "written from the point-of-view of one of Plame's inside contacts upon discovering her true identity, the song is an amorous tribute to the onetime CIA operative."

Here are some of the lyrics, based on a YouTube video:

Oh Valerie Plame If that really is your name I would just shout the same To the world

Dear Valerie Plame So they made a wreck of you But give me the rest of you And I'll give the world. …

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