Thursday, March 16, 2006

They May Think It's A Movement- Arlo Guthrie Looks At The Senate

According to a report in Roll Call, Tom Harkin has added his sponsorship to Russ Feingold's call for censure of George Bush for domestic spying.

(Update) Read Tom Harkin's statement here.

Remember what Arlo Guthrie said:


And friends, somewhere in Washington enshrined in some little folder,
is a study in black and white of my fingerprints.
And the only reason I'm singing you this song now is cause you may know
somebody in a similar situation,
or you may be in a similar situation, and if your in a situation like that
there's only one thing you can do
and that's walk into the shrink wherever you are ,just walk in say
"Shrink, You can get anything you want, at Alice's restaurant.".
And walk out.
You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really
sick and they won't take him.
And if two people, two people do it, in harmony,they may think they're both
faggots and they won't take either of them.
And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in
singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out.
They may think it's an organization.
And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,
I said fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and
walking out.
And friends they may thinks it's a movement.

And that's what it is , the Alice's Restaurant Anti-Massacre Movement, and
all you got to do to join is sing it the next time it come's around on the
guitar.

2 comments:

slammer said...

Eventhough I am considered a righty I fully support a Guthrie/(Willie) Nelson ticket in 2008. You cannot find better writers possibly ever in music. I hope both comes back to the area soon, I got to see Willie but was out of town when Guthrie came in a few months ago in Whitewater

Xoff said...

Arlo's 40th anniversary Alice's Restaurant Massacree come to Alverno College's Pitman Theater in Milwaukee on April 21. Go to Alverno and click on special events.