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A20 song lyrics ("We Will Stop You")

People asked me for the lyrics to the song I sang at Portland's A20 solidarity rally in Holladay Park...so here they are. Thanks for asking!
Many people asked me for the lyrics to the song I sang at Portland's A20 rally against the war. (Thank you, this is flattering! And thanks to everybody for singing along!) So here they are.

The original song, of course, is by Queen. The idea for doing a parody version of this song came (I believe) from David Z. of Portland Peaceful Response, who supplied the altered chorus. I then wrote these verses. I first sang this song right before the Scalia protest (hence the verse about him) and added a new verse for A20 as a SPECIAL tribute to Ariel Sharon. So hey, hope you like this song, and please sing it and make it your own, and please re-post or otherwise pass it on to anybody else who might like to sing it.

-Red Emma

P.S. Check out my website for lyrics to some of my other songs. (Currently under construction...but wait a few days and I'll get some stuff posted there.)

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WE WILL STOP YOU
(To the tune of "We Will Rock You")

Georgie you're a boy, make a big noise
With your war toys, gonna rule all the world some day
You got blood on your face
You big disgrace
Droppin' your bombs all over the place

WE WILL, WE WILL STOP YOU!
WE WILL, WE WILL STOP YOU!

Rumsfeld, you're a warlord, leader of the horde
Stompin' through Asia with your great big sword
You got blood on your hands
In Afghanistan
Committin' war crimes in every land

WE WILL, WE WILL STOP YOU!
WE WILL, WE WILL STOP YOU!

Dickie, you're a Bush clone, oil drone
Behind the throne, gonna be the president some day
You're clear up to your ass
In Enron cash
Spewin' your petrochemical trash

WE WILL, WE WILL STOP YOU!
WE WILL, WE WILL STOP YOU!

Antonin Scalia, you're a big dope,
In your black robe, gonna be the Chief Judge some day
You do the Bush Klan's work
With a big fat smirk
Somebody better bust you back down to a clerk

WE WILL, WE WILL STOP YOU!
WE WILL, WE WILL STOP YOU!

Ariel Sharon, you're a bad man, with a bad plan
Killing people in the Holy Land
You got your head up your butt
You right wing nut
People gonna rise up and tell you what's what

WE WILL, WE WILL STOP YOU!
WE WILL, WE WILL STOP YOU!

We are for justice, my friend
And we'll keep protesting, till we win
We are for justice, we are for justice
No time for bullshit, 'cause we are for justice.....
And peace

WE WILL, WE WILL STOP YOU!
WE WILL, WE WILL STOP YOU (repeat a bunch more times)


(Please note: in the second verse you have to accent both syllables of "Rums-feld" to make the line scan right. And remember, you really, really have to stomp and clap for this song, so make everybody put down their signs for a minute if you're at a rally.)

homepage: homepage: http://www.redemmarecords.com

OK 21.Apr.2002 15:20

qneenie

IT seems a poor use of your good activism skills to re-write and ransack old queen songs, already quite over-played. Not to sound like a pud but there maybe could be less annoying ways to help the revolution. no -offense dear.QUEENIE

it worked 21.Apr.2002 16:10

nocooties

Sorry queenie but the song worked at the post-march rally because we all knew it-all music's derivative anyway. We can just take back all those songs grabbed for SUV commercials and change them so skillfully that the corporate media can never use them again. In fact let's warp all the theme songs and product ditties while we're at it. There's a reason why satire was considered a powerful weapon in the ancient Celtic traditions. hugs and kisses

did it work? not so sure 23.Apr.2002 20:11

chippie mcdaniels

pardon me, but i have to agree with queenie here. i find it hard to believe that the corporate media will think twice about using a queen (or any other) song after this. sure, warping theme songs and product ditties is a fun thing to do, but it seems to me that spending our time doing things like this is exactly what leads to the comfortable, complacent, and pleased-with-ourselves "activism" that is so prevalent in portland and amerika these days. sure, firing up the masses and inspiring genuine action is a GREAT idea, but i was there on saturday and i was just embarrassed at being a part of that song. of course, maybe the discussion going on here isn't terrifically productive, so i'll just stop now. now get out there and make some revolucion!!