‘Biden Blues’ for the 4th Worldwide Demonstration for Freedom, by Jack DesBois The Society September 19, 2021 Culture, Music, Poetry 24 Comments . . Biden Blues When I was just a kid,I’d shout and I’d refuse.My mama taught me, be polite,Taught me the words to use:No thank you, Joe; no thank you, Joe.I’d rather sing these no thank you blues. (Refrain:)No thank you, Joe; no thank you, Joe.I learned my manners well,So I won’t tellYou where to go.This trip you’re tripping on,I don’t care to go.So thank you, no,No thank you, Joe,No thank you, Joe. Oh, Mr. President,You seem a bit confused.You seem to think that it’s your jobTo tell me what to do.No thank you, Joe; no thank you, Joe.My conscience does a better job than you. My mama taught me neverTake candy from a manWho says he wants to keep me safeAnd hold me by the hand.No thank you, Joe; no thank you, Joe.There’s no way I’m taking candy from your hand. (Refrain) You say it’s not aboutOur freedom or our choice.You demonize each one of usWho dares to use his voice.No thank you, Joe; no thank you, Joe.It’s my freedom, it’s my choice, and it’s my voice. You say what am I waiting for,The evidence is clear.I’m not waiting, Joe, I know my mind:I’ve chosen not to fear.No thank you, Joe; no thank you, Joe.I’ve done my research and it’s clear, no need to fear. . . Jack DesBois is a singer, actor, and storyteller. He gives annual Epiphany season performances of “The Western Star,” which he wrote in 2016. He self-published a chapbook of short poems in 2018. As a singer, Jack has had the good fortune to solo in several of the great works of Baroque Oratorio, including Handel’s Messiah (Bass) and Esther (Haman) and J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion (Jesus). Jack lives in Topsfield, Massachusetts. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 24 Responses Mo September 19, 2021 And THANK YOU, Jack. Nice job! Reply Mike Bryant September 24, 2021 NIH STUDY CONCLUDES IVERMECTIN WORKS! QUOTE: Because we’ve come to expect nothing but cover-ups and anti-science diktats from NIH and its subdivisions, NIH has published on its website and article in the July-August issue of the American Journal of Therapeutics that concluded that “large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin.” The study authors continued, “Using ivermectin early in the clinical course may reduce numbers progressing to severe disease. The apparent safety and low cost suggest that ivermectin is likely to have a significant impact on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic globally.” Of course, those of us who have been listening to tip-of-the-spear doctors with integrity—like Dr Bryan Ardis, Dr Richard Bartlett, Dr Eric Nepute, and America’s Frontline Doctors and others—knew this months ago, but it’s nice to know that Medicine, Inc. is FINALLY admitting the truth. The Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8248252/?fbclid=IwAR0PJvnz_xAFHkGcxPVcuOHC4hRYcFvgKgbQLlR1YY1UpH0ZC8Srryx5RNU&utm_source=JangoMail&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Good+News+Friday+-+Sept+24+(344287948)&utm_content= Reply Mike Bryant September 24, 2021 Norway Reclassifies Covid-19, No More Dangerous Than Ordinary Flu: https://iotwreport.com/norway-reclassifies-covid-19-no-more-dangerous-than-ordinary-flu/ Mike Bryant September 19, 2021 WOW! This is just tremendous! Perfectly written and performed in the spirit of the 60s protest songs. Did you put it on Rumble. Just love this. Reply Jack DesBois September 19, 2021 Thank you, Mike. It’s up on Youtube (until they censor it), and I’ve also posted it on Vidyard, which is more private. Here’s the Vidyard link for sharing: https://share.vidyard.com/watch/fLTWxK9wQBLd6er1Dt1YMM Reply Paul Freeman September 23, 2021 Seems you were needlessly worrying about censorship. It’s still up there. Mike Bryant September 23, 2021 No Paul, Jack is not needlessly worried about censorship. Censorship IS a stark reality today. Anyone who is not worried about censorship is either clueless or deluded. fred schueler September 19, 2021 An interesting take on the sympathetic attempt to keep denialists from sickening & killing themselves and others. Reply Mike Bryant September 19, 2021 An interesting attempt to denigrate freedom. Fred Schueler. You are in violation of the comment policy. This is not the first time. Reply Joe Tessitore September 19, 2021 Two in a row, Jack. You nailed it both times! This is so good, and so comprehensive! Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant September 19, 2021 Jack, I love this musical and poetical take on the government’s grab for our freedoms. It begs to be shared and I will most certainly be sharing your powerful and, above all, polite voice of protest. Thank you very much! Reply Paul Freeman September 19, 2021 Unfortunately, in my opinion, a lot of people are taking candy from agenda-laden websites that say they want to keep us safe. Thanks for the entertainment though, Jack. Reply Mike Bryant September 19, 2021 Of course, the CDC, WHO, Big Pharma, CCP and our overlords are in it for pure benevolence. What color is the sky in your world, Paul? Reply Paul Freeman September 19, 2021 It was blue today. Mike Bryant September 19, 2021 It’s blue in Texas too. Jeff Eardley September 19, 2021 Jack, as one who first picked up a guitar with the protest songs of the 60’s, this is quite wonderful to hear. You are a fine vocalist Jack and you reminded me so much of the legendary Pete Seeger. Keep on doing what you do so well. From one musician to another. Well done. Reply Yael September 19, 2021 Great song, thank you, I enjoyed it! I really like the candy-from-a-stranger analogy, and the refrain just nails it for me: a solid but sweet and polite protest song. I like your choice of chords too, sounds good to me. Reply Sally Cook September 19, 2021 So good to see everyone using multiple talents to express disfavor of the horrors our poor country is being forced to endure. I, too, love Baroque music of every sort. Used to sing with a madrigal groip, and love playing early Baroque (piano). Hope you will keep on objecting to stupidity, wherever youi find it. Reply Sally Cook September 19, 2021 PS – Can you imagine Handel’s Messiah being sung by masked vocalists, standing six feet apart , muffled on the low notes, and choking on the high ones ? So much for vocal performers ! Reply Jack DesBois September 19, 2021 This is precisely what my former undergraduate choir tried to do – well, not the Messiah. Their Spring 2021 program included “I Celebrate Myself” with words of Walt Whitman. “Socially distanced” and masked, with no audience. Digitally edited to mix two asynchronous groups of singers. In a chapel stripped of religious iconography. The attack on singing is unconscionable. Singing – one of the greatest therapies for natural immune system optimization, precisely because it is a hallowed manifestation of the connection between body and soul, indivisible until death. (No, I do not have scientific papers to back up this claim; it is based on my own life experience.) The attack on singing is an attack on our souls. Reply Yael September 19, 2021 It is my understanding that Lucifer was the choir director in heaven before his self-celebratory pride severed his connection with God and caused his fall from grace which turned him into haSatan, the accuser of the brethren. Evan Mantyk September 23, 2021 Mr. DesBois, thank you for your music. The healing power of music is well documented and is a part of traditional culture of both the East and West. A piece you may enjoy: https://www.shenyunperformingarts.org/news/view/article/e/MSu6ffW1Yf8/discover-the-healing-power-of-music-news.html Mike Bryant September 19, 2021 Jack, your wonderful protest song has been posted on Whatfinger.com. Whatfinger is the second largest news aggregator after Drudge, but they are catching up fast. It is run by Sgt Pat and many other ex military men, including Sgt K and Sgt L. These guys are pro-conservative, anti-authoritarian patriots who want the best for this country and the world. Jack, you know that is FREEDOM, and that is what Whatfinger AND The Society of Classical Poets are both pursuing. It is sad that the demonic authoritarians have found so many ways to divide us. I think it is incumbent on each of us that do hold up freedom, to minimize our differences and celebrate freedom and independence. Evan sent your song along to them, and Sgt Pat recognized that we have come full circle from the 60s as the protest songs of today are written and performed by conservatives. This is how he described your song: “AWESOME tune – notice how the right has all the protest songs now – a new awakening EVERYWHERE“ — Sgt Pat Reply Jim Naso September 20, 2021 Protest songs against LBJ, Nixon and “the establishment” were embraced by record companies, radio stations, and college-age liberals. Today, this song will likely be deemed insurrectionist or, at least, factually inaccurate, by tech companies and radio stations, and many of those aging 60s liberals will be okay with banning it. Hanging the flag the right way instead of burning it is going to look suspicious to our progressive witch-hunters. Excellent song. Makes the point with clever analogy and without rancor or vulgarity. 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