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March 3rd, 2011

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 06:49 pm
In Madison, in streets in Madison,
The People in peace do assemble.
They fear their freedom is crumbling
As they hear their leaders dissemble.
The phrases of angry protest
In Wisconsin are heard loud and strong:
"Excuse me." "Have you got a moment?"
"Your pardon, this shouldn't take long."

"Knock knock." "Who's there?" "A citizen.
Be so kind as to let me in?"
"We're missing a couple of Democrats."
(But we know what state they're IN.)
"Has the Capitol room for some visitors
To view their Assembly with pride?"
"Why, the Assemblymen that you're proud of
Have all moved their desks outside."

In Madison, pizza in Madison,
Pizza and protest and singing,
And when push comes to shove there's a limit
To what folks will take before swinging.
If another policeman tells them
"Watch your step, there's ice on the road,"
The people will sing operas at them
Until all of their heads explode.

"Knock knock." "Who's there?" "A protest.
We've marched here to leave you this note."
"Will you give Mr. Walker this message?"
(He'll sure get the word when we vote.)
"We hear you have some policemen
Patrolling the capital halls."
"Well, they claim to be law enforcement
But they're busy holding their balls."

In Madison, Wisconsin, in Madison,
The blood of patriots flows,
Freely, hotly, and fiercely,
And the face of the patriot glows
With fervor, and passion for justice,
And the voice of an angry crowd
That makes its demands with civility,
Because it's rude to be too loud.

"Knock knock." "Who's there?" "Your teacher.
Your school library. Your past."
"Can we talk about next election?"
(These Republicans surely won't last.)
"The Court said to open the doors.
It's time to let us in."
The People are angry, and patient.
In time, the People will win.