I heard about Madison rising today on the Glenn Beck radio show, introduced by the woman who reads headlines as if she is not a part of Beck’s program.
Madison Rising’s song, “Honk If You Want Peace,” depicts Occupy Wall Street protesters as “tie dye slobs” and tells the story of a female protester who has been fatally injured by her own misplaced convictions.
A mother’s scream, the father races over
His little girl sprawled helplessly
He lifts her up upon his shoulder
And they run frantically
They’re in the car, it won’t be far
Their angel they can save
But as they turn the corner
She’s destined for the grave
Jeering mobs and tie-dyed slobs
People lying in the street
Whistles, drums and megaphones
This music is for people who really like Nickelback, but really can’t stand anything that doesn’t have a conservative message.
This live performance for Fox News features unbelievably anemic vocals and lyrics that are painfully stupid.
“Amen to the ones on the battlefield
Amen to those who fall
Amen to the [American] women and the children
Gettin caught between it all”
A perfunctory listen will reveal that these lyrics were not written by musicians. In fact, the phrases used by Madison Rising are assembled by a think tank and successful songs are then constructed from these phrases by a focus group of middle aged white men. Then, the lyrics are set to the music of songs that were not quite good enough for Nickelback.