Pick Wayne's Brain

August 3, 2009

Go Ask Congress

This song was originally posted on 06/22/07

The troops have been in Iraq far too long. There is nothing left for them to accomplish militarily that will have any lasting effects without serious political changes on the part of the Iraqi people, and they don’t seem all that eager to hold up their end of the bargain. In the meantime, our brave men and women are dying a pointless death. Bring them home now. Contact your Representative and Senators and tell them to put an end to the war in Iraq right now. Sing them this song if you have to.

This is to the tune of Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” (also known as “Go Ask Alice”). I hope you enjoy it.

Go Ask Congress
Original words and music “White Rabbit” by Grace Slick and Darby Slick.
Additional lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider, 2007

One bill starts in Summer and
One bill starts in Fall.
But the ones that Bush would sign now
Won’t do anything at all.
Go ask Congress,
To get on the ball.

And if you go march in protests,
And you think it’ll help to call,
Tell ‘em our troops should come home quickly
If they’re going to at all.
Call Congress,
And say you’re appalled.

White men in the Senate
Get up and tell you what they know.
And they just had some kind of cocktails.
And their minds are moving slow.

Go ask Congress,
They ought to know.
It’s tragic, and so pointless,
Too many fallen dead.

And the right wing is talking backwards,
And the left wing’s lost its head
What Dick Cheney said,
“Fuck yourself!”
“Fuck yourself!”

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