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 Posted: Sat Sep 20th, 2008 04:45 pm
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lostsocks
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They did for Socrates
Shot Lennon in the head
They crucified poor Jesus
All the good people are dead

Martin Luther, Noe Itō
Che Guevara, JFK
If you're not an arsehole
People make sure that you pay

Ghandi was a goner
Malcom X doomed to die
Thank god Bush is evil
Or we say to him bye bye

The man who drives my bus
lent me money for a fare
I didn't have the change
but he said he didn't care

A gesture quite so kind
put tears into my eye
Cos now I know the truth
My bus driver has to die

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 Posted: Sat May 16th, 2009 07:42 pm
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I re-wrote this one, I didn't like the Bush line, found it a tad tacky... and he's no longer in power.

I needed a poem with more shelf-life ;)

All the Good People are Dead

They did for Socrates
Shot Lennon in the head
They crucified poor Jesus
All the good people are dead

Martin Luther, Noe Itō
Che Guevara, JFK
If you're not an arsehole
People make sure that you pay

Ghandi was a goner
Malcom X doomed to die
Joe Hill got a bit too nice
And had to say good bye

The man who drives my bus
lent me money for a fare
I didn't have the change
but he said he didn't care

A gesture quite so kind
put tears into my eye
Cos now I know the truth
My bus driver has to die

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 Posted: Sat May 16th, 2009 10:33 pm
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A great poem!

I'd also add "All the Non-conformists are Dead"... But thats too wordy.

Regards,

RTurco

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