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Pig Nixon

Red Star Singers
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1974
Album: The Force Of Life
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The Force Of Life

In the '60's a lot of spirituals and rock 'n' roll songs were overhauled to become freedom songs for civil rights demonstrators. “Pig Nixon” comes from “Oh Wallace,” (“you're never gonna jail us all”) which people sang in Alabama. We use “Pig Nixon” as an all-purpose song, writing verses for the occasion, each verse about a current issue.

Pig
We're singin' for you people, it's a very simple song
Makin' words up is easy, we know you're all gonna sing along
And to our nation's leader the chorus will be aimed
We're gonna sing all his praises, you're all familiar with his name.

PIG NIXON, you're never gonna kill us all
PIG NIXON, your genocide is bound to fall.

In school they taught us bullshit, you see a flag and your heart skips a beat
They said the U.S. fights for freedom and never suffered a defeat
We thank the Indochinese people for proving that's just jive
They're gonna keep on fightin', and their freedom will survive

PIG NIXON, you're never gonna kill us all
PIG NIXON, your genocide is bound to fall.

The only thing, my sisters, we done wrong
Stayed at home and kept some other body's house a little bit too long
But now you know I feel it, yeah, all my sisters getting' on
And when we do. Pig power can't last too long

PIG NIXON, you're never gonna kill us all
PIG NIXON, your genocide is bound to fall.

From New York to California jobs are pretty scarce
Welfare payments gettin' lower, the cost of livin's rising fast
Now Nixon says it's getting' better, but the people know the score
'Cause with inflation, war, and Watergate, he just can't fool us anymore

PIG NIXON, you're never gonna kill us all
PIG NIXON, your genocide is bound to fall.

Well now this song is over, we hope you like the tune
We hope you like the message, 'cause we don't sing of doom
Now there tomorrow, and we got lots of work to do
So the hell with Richard Nixon and his sidekick Agnew

7/6/2020 - 22:03



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