Thursday, December 02, 2010

Don Cherry to Introduce Rob Ford at Council Meeting:: We Have the Perfect Song...



"Hockey Night In Afghanada" by The Consumer Goods. Track page on Bandcamp [streaming+download available].

"Hockey Night in Afghanada" was submitted to the CBC for consideration as the new theme music for Hockey Night in Canada. It was rejected.


lyrics


"fuck don cherry! there, i said it. how long are we gonna let it be okay to turn hockey skates into recruitment gates for the army? 'beautiful boys' on the screen, white faces shaved so smooth and clean - noble hearts in the noble arts of war and occupation. there's nothing about pucks in nets, skates on ice, sticks on skin that says "it's okay if some brown person loses a limb." there's nothing about ron maclean, the CBC, hits from behind that say "it's alright to bomb a few foreigners from the sky." fuck the anthems that celebrate the ass we kick on a foreign stage - the only leaf i see is losing 6-3 and that's fine with me, oh i know... it seems a harmless thing as we stand and sing, but in afghanada it's another thing. there's no peace to keep when you ride up in a jeep and you blow the bleep out of some children. there's nothing about pucks in nets, skates on ice, sticks on skin that says "it's okay if some brown person loses a limb." there's nothing about ron maclean, the CBC, hits from behind that say "it's alright to bomb a few foreigners from the sky."


credits



   from The Anti​-​Imperial Cabaret, released 01 June 2008"




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