Monday, January 5, 2015

A Progressive Protest Song


Inspired by LL's rather maudlin sermon from Bob Dylan this past Sunday (see the link here), I got to thinking what a modern protest song would look like with today's issues? I have a modest example here. It's called...

The Courts Will Invent
(Sung to the tune Blowin' in the Wind)

How many aisles must two men walk down
Before they're allowed to get wed?
Yes, 'n' how many laws must the gays remove
So gay sex's accepted instead?
Yes, 'n' how many faiths must be trampled down
Before they're all declared dead?
Without our consent, the courts will invent,
The answer, the courts will invent.

How many times must a woman change
Before you call her a man?
Yes, 'n' how many times must a woman have sex
Before pregnancy is unplanned?
Yes, 'n' how many times must abortions occur
Before having babies is banned?
Without our consent, the courts will invent,
The answer, the courts will invent.

How many years can some students exist
Before given condoms for free?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before everyone's made to agree?
Yes, 'n' how many times can people speak out
Before they're stopped by decree?
Without our consent, the courts will invent,

The answer, the courts will invent.