Reflections on a Theme song of first debate

I. PRELUDE
As I entered the NOW/THIS Live feed virtual room with over 1500 other attendees, this song came to mind. I had a feeling it was a prescient warning for what was about to begin, 12 minutes late.

Everybody's talking at me
I don't hear a word they're saying
Only the echoes of my mind

People stopping, staring
I can't see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes