Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Arson, Rape, and Bloody Murder

Is the title of one of my favorite songs from my IWW songbook. My copy was at one time owned by Big Bill himself. The Wobblies were a rowdy bunch. They were not interested in civil disobedience at all. Frankly, they were fed the fuck up with civility.

This rememberance started over at my buddy Konagod's yesterday. He went off on a rant about the cost of the Iraq war and the frustration of the endless primary. I just went off.

The whole song is about making fun of the folks in power. The idea is to come up with funny, and humiliating things to do to them. Feel free to join the fun in comments. As you put them up, I'll enter them into the body of the post.

Also, this post should not be read silently. It should be sung out loud. For those of you who don't remember the tune, here's John Brown's Body or, as I prefer, "Teacher Hit Me With a Ruler."

We'll force hillary to use a brooklyn accent when she speaks (3x)
then tell her to shut up

CHORUS:

Arson, Rape and Bloody Murder!
Arson, Rape and Bloody Murder!
Arson, Rape and Bloody Murder!
When the revolution comes!

We'll make Barak Obama wear a flag in his lapel (3x)
then we'll make him take it off.

CHORUS

We'll have John McCain scrub the floor down on his knees (3X)
And live on Minimum Wage

CHORUS

We'll have Dick Cheney sport a pimple on his nose (3x)
And we'll take away his guns

CHORUS

We'll make Michael Chertoff build that fucking fence himself (3x)
and stay on the other side

CHORUS

then we'll make Rush Limbaugh get prescriptions for his dope (3x)
Prescriptions in his own name

CHORUS

We'll have Annie Coulter working shifts at Mustang Ranch (3x)
and we'll laugh at all her johns

CHORUS
(from reader Paul)

We'll drive that assclown Romney in a cage on his car roof
3X
And he'll clean up his own shit.
(from blackdog)
get the shrub in the lockbox with the cheyney for a pal (3x)
we get to throw shit at them

CHORUS

(two from trog)
We'll have Dubya complete his hitch 'cause we're running out of fodder. (3x)
And defermentBoy is comin' too!

CHORUS

We'll have Blackwater scum marry the widows that they make. (3x)
And the widowers' will get some too!

CHORUS

(I thought this one up while I was waiting for the dentist)

We'll make Mike Huckabee give head to Louis Farrakhan (3x)
That's punishment enough for both.

CHORUS

(this one came to me while my dentist, Sweeny Todd, was drilling away humming to himself)

We'll frogmarch Karl Rove into a Mexicali Jail (3x)
Let Paco steal his shoes.

(three from the anonymous lurker)

We'll make Hillary and Barack campaign in Michigan again. (3x)
And then not count the votes.

CHORUS

We'll take Dick Cheney on a hunt and shoot him in the face. (3x)
And then drink all his beer.

CHORUS

We'll make Huckabee repudiate Intelligent Design (3x)
And then not let him evolve.



Arson, Rape and Bloody Murder!
Free beers for each and every worker
Arson, Rape and Bloody Murder!
When the revolution comes


*it will NOT be fucking televised*

The Wobblies were not playin'. Sing this song loud and imagine what it would have been to be standing in the middle of some Pennsylvania Hard Rock Coal miners, or some Oregon/Washington lumberjacks, or the Anaconda strikers in Bisbee, Arizona. Big strong men who were fed the fuck up. Standing together. Shouting this defiance.

Then examine your own silence folks.
UPDATE

Thanks to Grumpy Old Man, the German workers are striking.

3B's

9 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

Mine would be about about my homeboy Mitt, maybe

We'll drive that assclown Romney in a cage on his car roof
3X
And he'll clean up his own shit.

BTW, didn't Melanie Safka do a song about psychology to this melody?

10:41 AM  
Blogger litbrit said...

Awesome.

I will write later, Minstrel. Health woes today (I'll be okay again soon, no worries.) I am exhausted, though.

Is there a video of this song anywhere? It really is fabulous.

1:00 PM  
Blogger BadTux said...

And where are the Wobblies today? Dead, gone, forgotten. And how were the Wobblies destroyed? Look into your own Arizona history for a clue, e.g., Google "Bisbee Deportation". It seems that incivility without having sufficient weaponry to back it up is insufficient at achieving anything other than having your head knocked and getting tossed onto a train to be dumped in the desert somewhere... as protesters at the Republican National Convention in New York City found out to their dismay in 2004.

- Badtux the Practical Penguin

5:16 PM  
Blogger BadTux said...

Litbrit, no video of this particular rendition of this song. However, if you wish, I'll cut you an audio recording of it this evening when I get home, sounds like rolicking good fun.

- Badtux the Music Penguin

5:20 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I am reminded of Ko-Ko's song in the Mikado:

"But it really doesn't matter whom you put upon the list

For they'd none of 'em be missed, they'd none of 'em be missed."

5:43 PM  
Blogger BlkTshrtXL said...

When Huckabee calls on women to submit,
Lucy Parsons will cut the balls off that shit!

the other Kevin

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll make Hillary and Barack campaign in Michigan again. (3x)
And then not count the votes.

We'll take Dick Cheney on a hunt and shoot him in the face. (3x)
And then drink all his beer.

We'll make Huckabee repudiate Intelligent Design (3x)
And then not let him evolve.


-anonymous lurker

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