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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:02 PM
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New Rickie Lee Jones Song: "Throw The Rascals Out"
Edited on Wed Aug-16-06 10:03 PM by Hissyspit
http://alternet.org/blogs/peek/40407 /

Rickie Lee Jones has had enough Bush

Posted by Evan Derkacz at 6:35 AM on August 16, 2006.
Free Song For You (That's: $0.00) Blog Tools



Follow her, she's famous and she dated Tom Waits.

From Howie Klein at Down With Tyranny! comes this brand new Rickie Lee Jones/Squirrel Nut Zippers song calling on America to "Throw the Rascals Out." (Download or listen right...)

Bombastic, it's not. Jaunty, lighthearted but deadly serious it is. Listen, download, pass it on... steal it. It's yours. Down With Tyrrany has the whole story in two posts. I'm taking an excerpt from a Rickie Lee Jones letter about the song:

At this point, it might be easy for someone like me to say 'why bother? He got his two terms (albeit illegally), the damage is done, our economy is wrecked, our ecology is three steps backwards, our domestic policy is "every man for himself," and our foreign policy reads something like "how do say that in English, buster?" Our standing as a military power is forever tainted, and our flag, as a beckon for freedom if only to ourselves, is tattered and sad.'

So why kick them out now? Because, they can still do a lot of damage. Because, they deserve to be expelled. Because, they have committed crimes far more grievous than the last guy, with his 80% approval rating, whom they scalded, bewildered and ultimately defeated with a relentless media campaign. I mean, looking back, it wasn't Clinton who was defeated. It was us, the Americans who elected him, who stood up to the bullies. So they impeached him because we, the people, just wouldn't go along with it. Where is the media now, when there are REAL criminals in office?

You can hear the voices of the people on the Internet. Where is one echo in the media? Imagine, if a sweet little song rallied the folks to storm their local newspaper or TV station and say "HEY, how about putting our point of view on now? Except that there would be no one there, since Clear Channel bought up most of the radio stations and has a clear right wing agenda. How about the newspaper? No, Rupert Murdock, an Australian, seems to own most of the American news organizations. No, whatever fear you have of his regime, it cannot stop you from letting Bush know you that are furious with him and his criminal entourage.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:09 PM
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1. Heard it last week. Pretty good, huh?
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:36 PM
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4. Squirrel Nut Zippers! n/t
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:37 PM
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5. I KNOW! I love them!
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:12 PM
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2. kicky-poo
Loves me some RLJ

"...juke box that goes 'doyt doyt'" :bounce:
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swimmernsecretsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:19 PM
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3. I love her all over again!
You're so fine, Rickie.
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Fiendish Thingy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:08 AM
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6. Great Song! Anyone figure out the guitar chords? n/t
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 02:00 AM
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7. "Have You Had Enough" Here are the lyrics:
Apparently it is new lyrics and Rickie's vocal over the old Squirrel Nut Zippers track. "Put A Lid On It"

Have you had enough of hypocrisy?
Have you had enough of the spending spree?
Have you had enough?
Does it make you want to scream and shout?

Have you had enough of the rubber stamps?
Have you had enough of the wire taps?
If youve had enough, then its time to throw the rascals out!

Weve let them take the test too long
Theyve gotten all the answers wrong
No plan, no shame, no oversight
Nows the time to put it right!

Have you had enough, cause theyre all corrupt?
Have you had enough of being divvied up?
If youve had enough, then its time to throw the rascals out!

Well, do whats right and spread the word
Its time to make our voices heard
You cast your vote it dont cost a dime
Sittin it out will be a crime

Ive had enough, and its time to throw the rascals out!
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Nabia2004 Donating Member (566 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:55 AM
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8. Link to free download, "Have You Had Enough?"
http://movies.crooksandliars.com/HYHEMix.mp3


Ricki Lee Jones has recorded a new song to help our "Blue America" grass roots project. Youve seen the new "Blue America" page, right? Nowtheres the "Blue America Records!" And the first release is a free download, "Have You Had Enough?"

Its a campaign song for all our candidates. Rickie Lee Jones and Tom and Ken from the Squirrel Nut Zippers recorded it for us a couple weeks ago. Down With Tyranny has the full story.

http://www.crooksandliars.com/posts/2006/08/06/cl-premi...


http://www.actblue.com/page/blueamerica
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