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Video 4 minutes anti war song ‘he ho so it goes’

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“Hey Ho” is the Dave Carter protest song taking on the war toy industry from the sweatshops where they are made, to backyard toy funerals with color guards. Sung here by his partner Tracy Grammer from her solo album, “Flower of Avalon”.

If you enjoy this song, please visit these websites to hear and purchase more. Tracy tours constantly and is a fixture at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and other East Coast venues. If you take the time to see her in concert I have no doubt you will be forever changed, like me.

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http://www.daveandtracy.com/

http://www.myspace.com/tracygrammer

http://www.tracygrammer.com/

http://www.signaturesounds.com/

Lyrics:

Hey Ho

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tv’s on, the favorite son is
watchin how the west was won
daddy, please, a plastic gun
get brother one for twice the fun

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little camo helmet-heads
makin brave and playin dead
missiles made of gingerbread
dollars on the dime

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chorus
hey ho, so it goes, the point of sale, the puppet show
the merchant kings of war and woe have turned their hands to labor
sound out the trumpet noise, the cannons bark and jump for joy
someone’s dread and darlin boy has fallen on his saber

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another world across the sea
home for little busy bees
sweatin in some factory
hurry, please, more of these

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action dolls with laser sights
robot planes that shoot at night
faster, kid, and get it right
they’re rollin down the line

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hey ho…

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these days the spin machine
is always on the silver screen
secret plots and submarines
foreign fiends and magazines

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wave the flag, watch the news
tell us we can count on you
mom and dad are marchin too
children, step in time

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hey ho…

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bring your kids and coddled pets
bouncin babes in bassinets
we’ll play a game with tanks and jets
better yet, bayonets!

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marchin bands and color guards
funerals in your own backyard
don’t forget your credit card
johnny, hold the line

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hey ho…

Written by morris

March 24, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Posted in activism, anti war, peace

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