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Scotty, We're Coming for You

July 27, 2011
Studio version

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I wrote this song after a long day of protesting at the capitol followed by another rally of sorts at the Barrymore Theater that evening. Speakers at that event included Matt Rothschild of the Progressive Magazine, U.S. Rep Tammy Baldwin, and Texas rabble rouser Jim Hightower. One day after this song was written, we performed it at our regular stomping grounds, The Malt House in Madison.

Inspired by the hundreds of thousands of people who have been protesting in Madison, in Wisconsin and around the U.S., I wanted to contribute in my own way to the movement. I wanted to write a song about not only our anger, but also the amazing solidarity we've seen among such a hugely diverse group of people. But I also didn't want to just reminisce. I wanted a call to action.

This song is for you.

Please download it and share it. If you're a musician, feel free to play it. Or if you know some musicians, please share it with them (for the chords download for Word or as a PDF).

We also have versions with the names of the six Republicans being recalled (Danny, Robert, Randy, Alberta, Sheila and/or Luther, We're Coming for You). If you'd like a copy, contact us, and we'll send it to you.

Let us know what you think of it on our blog.

Solidarity,

Ken Fitzsimmons and The Kissers

Scotty, We're Coming For You

(the chords are available as a Word doc or as a PDF)

First they came for the unions
Saying that you should have less
The companies need more, you people aren't poor
Stop whining, buck up like the rest
 
And then they came for the children
Hard to believe but it's true
Schools and good health might take from their wealth
So tell me what are you gonna do?
Scotty, we're coming for you
 
I never knew how much I loved Wisconsin
Till I stood in the capitol dome
With signs on the walls, the drums in the halls
Cries of freedom shouting all night long
 
Everyone standing together
Teachers in red, cops in blue
Hundreds of thousands show people have power
So tell me what are we gonna do?
Scotty, we're coming for you
 
For so long we've all been asking
How come people aren't more upset?
They're selling our clout, and tuning us out
They're not treating us with respect
 
The giant has only been sleeping
Now the sun is shining on morning dew
And from under the sheets it came into the streets
So tell me what is it gonna do?
Scotty, we're coming for you
Tell me what are you gonna do?
Scotty, we're coming for you
Tell me what are we gonna do?
Scotty, we're coming for you