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 Post subject: Janis Ian's new song
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:13 pm 
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Back in seventeen hundred seventy-six
We got tired of taking orders from the rich
So we drowned a little tea, and we made some history
Why did we resist? Just remember this

Everyone in government was white
Women had to fight for every right
The news was full of lies to confuse and terrorize
while the rich stayed rich, and the poor were neutralized

Laws were passed without a rhyme or reason
and when we disagreed, they called it treason

The king began to take away our rights
He taxed us once, and then he taxed us twice
His tantrums were notorious, even when victorious
and nothing satisfied his appetite

Those who said “This ruler is psychotic”
were told “You aren’t very patriotic”

He turned us into immigrants with callous treachery
We went from being citizens to being refugees
But the immigrants became Americans by name
and freed us from the yoke of tyranny
I’m so glad it’s only ancient history
‘cause it could never happen here to me

https://soundcloud.com/janisianpro/1776a

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:42 pm 
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Bob Juch wrote:
Back in seventeen hundred seventy-six
We got tired of taking orders from the rich
So we drowned a little tea, and we made some history

The Boston Tea Party was in 1773.


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 Post subject: Re: Janis Ian's new song
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:37 am 
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TheConfessor wrote:
Bob Juch wrote:
Back in seventeen hundred seventy-six
We got tired of taking orders from the rich
So we drowned a little tea, and we made some history

The Boston Tea Party was in 1773.


What does actual history matter when you're in the 'resistance'?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:25 am 
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flockofseagulls104 wrote:
TheConfessor wrote:
Bob Juch wrote:
Back in seventeen hundred seventy-six
We got tired of taking orders from the rich
So we drowned a little tea, and we made some history

The Boston Tea Party was in 1773.


What does actual history matter when you're in the 'resistance'?

I always try to keep this Millionaire board on topic. Here's some actual history:

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