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White Country

Tune: White Christmas
By Hinda Kipnis
 
I’m dreaming of a white country
Where only billionaires rule.
They’re so clever and bri-ight
And always ri-ight.
We the people are just fooled.

I’m dreaming of a white country
Where the-e wealthy own the place.
Where folks of color just listen
And make the place glisten
For our superior white race.

I’m dreaming of a white country
Where the one percent need more and more.
For their power so hollow
They need people to follow,
Be cannon fodder for their wars.

Y2K

  • tune: Danny Boy
    by Hinda Kipnis

Oh, Y2K, the chips, the chips are falling
In nuclear plants, both here and ‘cross the sea.
Four hundred plus reactors are waiting.
It’s not yet known where me-eltdowns will be.

To save the bank, we’ve all been told: Don’t panic!
But mum’s the word for nuclear tragedy.
The time is now: deactivate reactors.
Prevent Y2K catastrophe!

Let’s Impeach the President

  • tune: Michael Row the Boat Ashore
    by Hinda Kipnis

Let’s impeach the President, Hallelujah!
Repeat

He betrayed the people’s trust, What’s it to ya?
Repeat

Bush’s lies took us to War, We can’t sue ya!
Repeat

All must know how mad we are, Hallelujah
Repeat

We must save the Republic. Hallelujah!
Repeat

Let’s impeach the President, Hallelujah!
Repeat

Take Care of You!

  • by Lenore Arnaustoff, Carolyn Hale, Hinda Kipnis, Ann Smith
  • tune: Enjoy Yourself. It’s Later Than You Think

Take care of you! You have so much to do.
Take care of you! Yor work is never through.
You can say no! Cause you’re important too.
Take care of you. Take care of you.
So you can make it through.

Take care of you! The stress piles on so thick.
Take care or it will make you very sick.
Blood pressure builds, attack or stroke you pick.
Take care of you. Take care of you.
Or helping days end quick!

Take care of you! It’s good to have a friend.
Take care of you! Support must never end.
We need you here! You have your life to tend.
Take care of you! Take care of you!
Before you round the bend!

Take care of you! Get out on your bike.
Take care of you! Go out on a hike.
Make some time for playing like a tyke.
Enjoy yourself. Enjoy yourself!
Do something that you like!

On Top of the White House

  • by Hinda Kipnis
  • tune: On Top of Old Smoky

On top in the White House,
All covered with dough,
Struts our strong leader
Keeping us in the know.

“No” to Kyoto—
Global warming ain’t so.
Outlawing land mines?
A compassionate “no, no.”

No Child Left Behind,
Bright future in store.
Wal-Mart’s awaiting,
And the Army needs more.

No problems with health care
Drug companies can’t fix.
Just don’t lose your job,
And NEVER get sick.

Our right-wing leader,
With orders from God!
Have faith in our war hawk—
(speak) Honest lies are his job.

On top in the White House,
It’s time for his nap.
With month-long vacations,
Being President’s a snap!

Fraud’s What It’s All About

  • by Hinda Kipnis
  • tune: Hoky Poky

Sub-prime loans go in,
Toxic assets come out.
Cut them all up
And spread them all about.
Let’s do the Hocus Pocus,
Bring the system down.
Fraud’s what it’s all about!

You put a dollar in,
Thirty bucks come out.
Bernie Madoff’s game
And cheating all about.
They did their Hocus Pocus,
Brought the system down.

Fraud’s what it’s all about!

Speak: Heads they win, tails we lose!

Privatize gain,
Socialize loss,
Bail out the banks
No matter what the cost.
They did the Hocus Pocus,
Brought the system down.
Fraud’s what it’s all about.

They did the Hocus Pocus!
They did the Hocus Pocus!
They did the Hocus Pocus!
Fraud’s what it’s all about