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found done in needlepoint on Mel's Front Porch: I Pledge Alligence to the Constitution of the United States of America. And to the Republic for which it guarantees, One Nation, Undeniable, with Liberty, Truth, and Justice for All.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Country Joe Knows

So come on, Halliburton, don’t be slow.
Why man, this is war a go-go.
There’s plenty good money to be made
Supplyin’ our boys with the tools of the trade.
And we know peace can only be won
When we blow ‘em all to Kingdom Come.

And it's one, two, three
What are we fighting for?
Don't ask me I don't give a shit.
Next stop is in Tikrit.
And it's five, six, seven
Open up the Pearly Gates.
Don't ask me. I don't know why.
Whoopee! We're all gonna die.

A personal favorite of mine from the protest genre. Hope Joe doesn't mind me taking a bit of liberty with his lyrics. Judging from his website, it's all good.


Anonymous D.K. Raed said...

Now you know Joe would NOT mind a bit. He does it himself when the mood strikes. I met him once a looong time ago & he was a stand-up downright nice guy then & still is today by all accounts.

So, does this mean you are back online, Mel? or still borrowing an occasional online hit? We want you back, big time and full time! ~~ D.K.

11:45 PM  
Blogger meldonna said...

Like Elton says, the Bitch is Back! Living at the 'rents house I can't camp out online and tie up the phone 24-7 like I'm accustomed to back in Seattle, but that time offline will just give me mental space to compose in...

I'll be here daily, mostly late at night, but it's all good. And once the dust settles, you better believe I'll be holding forth once again, full of piss-n-vinegar.

Good to hear from you, Deke.

12:38 AM  
Blogger dada said...

Welcome back Mel! I think you may have discovered how to speed up time, 'cause these past couple weeks have seemed more like years.

And, yes dear god!, isn't Country Joe a great spokesman for the sleeping masses now beginning to reawaken once more?

5:29 AM  
Blogger Spadoman said...

All Right! Just like nuthin' happened. Your blog looks the same when you write from Arkansas as it did when you wrote in Seattle! No accent or anything:-)

Glad you're here and safe.

I listened to the complete Woodstock 4 cd's on a recent trip and heard Country Joe

Gimme an F......................F

Gimme a U.......................U

Gimme a C.......................C

Gimme a K........................K

What's that spell? What's that Spell? What's that spell?

Cool. I posted Gil scott heron at my new upgraded site. More protest from days gone by.

See you later.

5:33 AM  
Blogger azgoddess said...

nope - he won't mind

i just love this song!! i was sining it in my head and reading your
new lyrics..grin

6:45 AM  
Blogger meldonna said...

Dada, Joe is indeed a great activist. And did someone say something about a sleeping giant? I think Faux News has hit America's snooze button a few times too many.

As for speeding up time, I dunno about that, but I do know I'm in some sort of weird wormhole. Everything old is new again, and a lot that's new here at home is surprisingly good. Not to mench saving two dollars a pack on ciggies is enough to get me singing hosannas.

Spadoman, how ARE yew?! I was wondering who was going to be the first to bring up the imfamous Fish Cheer. Another nice thing about LR I'm rediscovering is we have some kick-ass radio stations here; Magic 105 is still rocking the classics just like when I was in high school (about ten years or so before there were more than a handfull of stations playing late 60s-early 70s rock). We do love our music down here in the Land of Opportunity.

Hey, az!
Good morning, starshine
The earth says hello...
gliddy glub gloopy
nibby nabby noopy
la la la - lo lo

Now that should keep you humming happily for the rest of the day!

Peace, brothers and sisters.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back, sunshine!


3:36 AM  
Blogger deuddersun said...

Excellent! As a properly certified member of the '60's counter-culture I hereby give you the Seal of Approval on the updated lyrics. I'm sure Country Joe would agree!


8:51 AM  
Blogger meldonna said...

Way to go, deud! I may be a bit of a youngster (born in '63), but I can't remember a time when someone wasn't cussin' me for being a hippy lib'rul. I've always thought it was a badge of honor...

High to you, too, viking. I'm on a theme here...

Praise the Lord and pass that joint.

sign me
a happy pinko faggot commie bullshitter.

12:51 AM  

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