Pacifica Rocks! Theme Song for Public Radio

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  1. emilynghiem
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    Proud to support Pacifica
    (inspired by God Bless the USA)

    After Clinton clobbered Sanders
    And Trump beat us and won
    We scream and screech:
    Resist! Impeach!
    Still getting NOTHING done

    We wasted campaign dollars
    While we can't pay our own debts
    But there's still one station
    One safe place
    for Loonies on the Left:

    Yeah I'm proud to support Pacifica
    Where free speech don't come free
    So I'll give up lunch
    to pledge each month
    To save my sanity
    Cuz I'd rather raise up
    A million bucks
    And build bridges, not more walls
    Through stations spanning
    This great land
    All run by Liberals!

    From our humble birth at Berkeley
    To our newest in DC
    We came back from the Klan attacks
    That bombed K P F T
    Where Ray Hill's famous Prison Show
    Has multiplied worldwide
    From K P F K in LA
    to W B A I

    That's why I support Pacifica
    And progressive unity
    So I'll overcharge my credit card
    To get that pledge from me
    Cuz I'd rather raise up
    A billion bucks
    Buildin' bridges not more walls
    And fill the bands of radio land
    With crazy Liberals!

    With Democrats still fighting
    More divided than the right:
    Should we exit? Should we stay?
    The workers must unite!
    Why waste our hard earned dollars
    On crooks who sell us cheap
    The people are the government
    When we practice what we preach

    Let's all support Pacifica
    Invest our money there
    To represent our true consent
    With Power we can share
    If it takes a few bucks from each of us
    Let's build communities
    on free choice and equal voice
    and true democracy!

    -- first draft Nov 2017
    dedicated to Ray Hill and Dr. Kamau
    of KPFT Houston for their Birthdays
     
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    emilynghiem Constitutionalist / Universalist Supporting Member

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    Draft Two:

    After Clinton clobbered Sanders
    And Trump beat us and won
    We scream and screech:
    Resist! Impeach!
    Still getting NOTHING done

    We wasted campaign dollars
    While we can't pay our own debts
    But there's still one station
    One safe place
    for Loonies on the Left:

    Yeah I'm glad to support Pacifica
    Where free speech don't come free
    So I'll give up lunch
    to pledge each month
    To save my sanity
    Cuz I'd rather raise up
    A million bucks
    And build bridges, not more walls
    Through stations spanning
    This great land
    All run by Liberals!

    From our humble birth at Berkeley
    To our newest in DC
    We came back when the Klan attacked
    And
    bombed K P F T
    Where Ray Hill's famous Prison Show
    Has multiplied worldwide
    From K P F K in LA
    to W B A I

    That's why I support Pacifica
    For progressive unity
    And I overcharged my credit card
    To get that pledge from me
    Cuz I'd rather raise up
    A billion bucks
    To build Justice not more walls
    And fill the bands of radio land
    With crazy Liberals!
    [or with "peaceful" Liberals:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    With Democrats still fighting
    More divided than the right:
    Should we exit? Should we stay?
    The workers must unite!
    Why donate hard earned dollars
    To crooks who sell/sold us cheap
    The people ARE the government
    When we practice what we preach

    That's why we support Pacifica
    And invest our money there
    To represent our true consent
    With Power we can share
    If it takes a few bucks from each of us
    Let's help communities
    Defend free choice and equal voice
    For/With true democracy!

    -- second draft Nov 2017
    also dedicated to Jim Guinn
    and wonderful memories of his
    political song spoofs that were
    always kinder and gentler than mine
     
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    emilynghiem Constitutionalist / Universalist Supporting Member

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    Draft Three:

    After Clinton clobbered Sanders
    And Trump beat us and won
    We scream and screech:
    Resist! Impeach!
    Still getting NOTHING done

    We wasted campaign dollars
    While we can't pay our own debts
    But there's still one station
    One safe place
    for Loonies on the Left:

    Yeah I'm proud to support Pacifica
    Where free speech don't come free
    So I'll give up lunch
    to pledge each month
    To save my sanity
    Cuz I'd rather raise up
    A million bucks
    To build bridges, not more walls
    Through stations spanning
    This great land
    All run by Liberals!

    From our humble birth at Berkeley
    To our newest in DC
    We came back when the Klan attacked
    And
    bombed K P F T
    Where Ray Hill's famous Prison Show
    Has multiplied worldwide
    From K P F K in LA
    to W B A I

    That's why I support Pacifica
    For progressive unity
    And I overcharged my credit card
    To get that pledge from me
    Cuz I'd gladly cough up
    A hundred
    bucks
    When Peace and Justice calls
    To
    fill the bands of radio land
    With miserable Liberals!
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    With Democrats still fighting
    More divided than the right:
    Should we exit? Should we stay?
    The workers must unite!
    Why donate hard earned dollars
    To crooks who sell us cheap
    The people ARE the government
    When we practice what we preach

    That's why we love Pacifica
    And invest our money there
    Electing Boards
    to sit and hoard
    the Power that we share
    Just a few bucks
    from each of us
    Can help communities
    Defend free choice and equal voice
    and true Democracy.

    We're proud to invest in Pacifica
    And elected leaders there
    To represent our true consent
    With Power we can share
    If only takes a few bucks from each of us
    We can help communities
    Defend free choice and equal voice
    For true democracy!
     

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