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John Forster: Music

1. Broadside

(John & Tom)

Everyday the news abounds
With scoundrels doing wrong
Which impels us to take action
That’s really, really strong
Like expressing our displeasure
Through the lyric of a song.
Preferably a sing-a-long.
 
There's a name for what we're doing
And "broadside" is the term.
A tough, melodic weapon
Packed with values we affirm.
Just load 'er up and let 'er rip
And watch the wicked squirm.
As everybody sings along.
 
Broadside, broadside.
They cannot ignore us,
They may run but they can't hide.
We'll out 'em with the verse
Then rout 'em with the chorus
Of a broad, Broadside.

We're ruled by corporation,
Conglomerate and bank.
Congress is in gridlock,
The Courts are in the tank.
If we get out of this alive,
It's us you'll have to thank
For asking you to sing-a-long.

It was Pete and it was Woody
Who pioneered it all,
They taught Tom and Phil
And Mary and Peter and Paul.
But the times they are a-changing,
And the writing on the wall
Says everybody sing along.


            Feel the power of the right notes
            And the right votes combined.
            Feel the power of the right song
            To open up your heart and mind.
 
You may think a sing-a-long
Is just a silly game,
And believing it can change the world
Is really kind-a lame.
But "We Shall Overcome" finally overcame
'Cause everybody sang along.
 
Broadside, broadside.
They cannot ignore us.
They may run but they can't hide.
We'll out 'em with the verse
And rout 'em with the chorus,
We'll wreck 'em with the verse
And deck 'em with the chorus,
We'll hurt 'em with the verse
And convert 'em with the chorus
Of a broad broadside.

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