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Written By: Bill O'Reilly - Nov• 17•11

The band Madison Rising is debuting its first album today, which includes the song “Honk if You Want Peace,” lambasting the Occupy Wall Street protesters as college slackers and “tie-dyed slobs.”  

The song, which tells the story of a father trying to get a daughter to a hospital through roads choked by protesters, debuts on the very day that Occupy Wall Street protesters are blocking traffic and businesses across the city. How ironic.  

The lyrics to “Honk if You Want Peace” are below.

HONK IF YOU WANT PEACE

Summers on the campus

Not a lot to do
The smog hangs low and the boredoms grow
Among the jaded youth

Idle hands breed righteous plans
They miss the anarchy
‘Let’s find a way to rule today
and fix society’

‘The war machine must stop
Life can’t go on this way’
We’ll scream of greed and all our needs
We know just what to say

Chorus:
Honk if you want peace
Honk if you care
Honk if you’re human
And you’re aware
Honk if you want peace
Honk if you care
Honk if you’re human
If you’re aware

A little house in the corner of the city
A young father just had another scare
His little girl had more trouble breathing
But help came in time and now she’s fine, running on the stairs

She leans back, says, ‘dad I love you’
Her mother walks the doctor to his car
‘Don’t wait next time,’ he told her
‘Remember that the hospital’s not too far’

‘The war machine must stop
Life can’t go on this way’
We’ll scream of greed and all our needs
We know just what to say:

Chorus

A mother’s scream, the father races over
His little girl sprawled helplessly
He lifts her up upon his shoulder
And they run frantically

They’re in the car, it won’t be far
Their angel they can save
But as they turn the corner
She’s destined for the grave

Jeering mobs and tie-dyed slobs
People lying in the street
Whistles, drums and megaphones
Everyone repeat:

Chorus

Honk if you dare
Honk if you dare
Honk if you dare
Honk if you dare

Jeering mobs and tie-dyed slobs
People lying in the street
Whistles, drums and megaphones
Everyone repeat

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One Comment

  1. Your Friend says:

    One of the best things about art is how it can be interpreted so differently. To me, this song is a warning shot to those who would ignore such protests. We think these tie-died slobs have no real impact on us. So we ignore them and go about our hum-drum lives. Until they are impossible to ignore. Then, no mater how much we honk, we’ll be the ones ignored.

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