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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Song for Thanksgiving

Hello again Lovely Internet People!  Mother has had a very frustrating few days and she is really hoping today is at least a little bit less so.  I wrote a great, several paragraph long, Blog post yesterday telling you all about my (mis)adventures into the world of music creation.  Unfortunately, when it was all finished and ready to be published, I went to add the obligatory picture that I always put at the end of these things, and ... Blogger crashed.  Everything I had spent 3 hours carefully wording was gone!  Awesome.  Its not the first time this has happened, and I can pretty much guarantee it will not be the last.  The wonders of technology can really suck ass when they aren't being wonderful.

Anyway, I wrote this awesome Thanksgiving protest song last week and I have spent the last several days desperately trying to figure out all these new music programs so that I could put it to music for you before Thanksgiving.  It turns out that I am not the computer genius that I have (never) claimed to be.  So, I am afraid this year you are just getting the written lyrics, maybe I can put it all together for next Thanksgiving, but it is not happening for this one.  And with the way I sing, perhaps this is something you all can be grateful for in your list tomorrow.

Until Next Time, Happy Thanksgiving (to my American peoples), sure hope that you enjoy ...

"Its Time To Kill The Turkey" 
Lyrics by S. Walthour

Its time to kill the turkey
and serve it on a plate
Forget the grief around the world
its time to celebrate
Give thanks for all the suffering
just grateful its not you
Pretend the problems aren't your fault
but you haven't got a clue.
Tell the poor they're lazy
and they should get a job
while you get rich on dividends
you pathetic wretched snob.

You're Always laughing
at the lowly poor
while you keep busy
making sure there's more
You don't pay fair
to the man on the floor
just keepin all the money
for the names on the door.

People can't live
on what they can make
But you put them down
if help they must take
Out here the average guy
can't ever catch a break
and all you can say is
let them eat cake?

Happy Thanksgiving,
sure hope that you enjoy
Pay no attention
to that starvin little boy
He must deserve to suffer
for the things he cannot change
So make his life be rougher
that is easy to arrange.
Tonight people will go hungry
They will suffer for your greed
while you will stuff your face with plenty
others won't get what they need.

You're Always laughing
at the lowly poor
while you keep busy
making sure there's more
You don't pay fair
to the man on the floor
just keepin all the money
for the names on the door.

People can't live
on what they can make
But you put them down
if help they must take
Out here the average guy
can't ever catch a break
and all you can say is
let them eat cake?

Hope you enjoy Thanksgiving,
and your Christmas too
keep on cuttin their safety net
soon they'll be eating you.
This year lets make changes
So that everyone can eat
Heal the sick and house the homeless
No more dying in the street.
Clean water is a human right
food and health care should be too
No one else should go without
to feed the greed of a few.

No more laughing
at the lowly poor
we're not gonna let you
keep on making more
We demand fair pay
for the man on the floor
Taking back our lives
from the names on the door.

People need to live on
what they can make
we have had enough,
no more can we take
Time to give every guy
and girl a fair break
The Time has come for everyone
to share in that cake!
 


                                     
                                       
                                          

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