The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

VIDEO: ‘You’re Gonna Pay’

Posted on | July 31, 2011 | 18 Comments

The radical punk-rock anthem of our age:

Via Powerline — anybody want to transcribe the lyrics in the comments?

UPDATE: Thanks to the commenter who transcribed the first verse:

Old people grumblin’ ’bout funded medications
Subsidized housing in the capital of the nation
3 trillion dollar deficit on top of 15 trillion dollar debt
Bullet trains, windmills, and monkeys on cocaine
Monkeys on cocaine
You’re gonna pay
You’re gonna pay
You’re gonna pay
Someone’s got to pay

Welcome, Instapundit readers! The professor rounds up a slew of positive reviews from Mark Tapscott, Jim Hoft and Jonah Goldberg.

UPDATE II: The composer himself is now among our commenters and provides the complete lyrics:

Old people, government funded medication
Subsidized housing in the capital of the nation
3 trillion dollar deficit on top of 15 trillion dollar debt
bullet trains, windmills and monkeys on cocaine

you’re gonna pay, cuz someone’s got to pay

for federally funded cowboy poetry
federally funded condoms for preteens
federally funded books and magazines
I need federally funded air to breathe

chorus

for the 21st century entitlement state
where there are crickets in the coffers and pensions to pay
we need less military presence throughout continental Europe
and more fiscally responsible punk rock music now

chorus

for 70 million baby boomers’ social security

chorus

You can follow Wilson Getchell on Twitter.

Bookmark and Share

Comments

  • http://profiles.google.com/dianna.deeley Dianna Deeley

    Well, I know I’m gonna, but are we going to make the idiots who just made a stupid and evil deal pay?

  • http://thecoffeeshopblog.blogspot.com/ Rose

    Pretty good actually. Love Harry Reid holding up the sperm! Gotta catch ‘em early!

  • Joe

    If being radical is telling the truth, well then it’s radical. 

  • http://twitter.com/marriedrambler Andrew Patrick

    Anarchy in the USA.

  • Pingback: Instapundit » Blog Archive » “I THINK THIS GETCHELL KID COULD GO A LONG WAY.” UPDATE: “The radical punk-rock anthem of our ag…

  • Anonymous

    Lyrics (1st verse):
    Old people grumblin’ ’bout  funded medications
    Subsidized housing in the capital of the nation
    3 trillion dollar deficit on top of 15 trillion dollar debt
    Bullet trains, windmills, and monkeys on cocaine
    Monkeys on cocaine
    You’re gonna pay
    You’re gonna pay
    You’re gonna pay
    Someone’s got to pay

    That’s all I have time to transcribe right now, gotta get the kids ready for church.  Somebody pick up the torch and do the rest please?

  • Artbyruth

    I don’t like how he blames Bush. News flash: PRESIDENT BUSH IS NO LONGER IN OFFICE…President Obama owns this mess now. He is our current President. 

  • BarryHussein

    Old people grumblin’ ’bout  funded medicationsSubsidized housing in the capital of the nation3 trillion dollar deficit on top of 15 trillion dollar debtBullet trains, windmills, and monkeys on cocaineMonkeys on cocaineYou’re gonna payYou’re gonna payYou’re gonna paySomeone’s got to payFor Federally funded Cowboy PoetryFederally funded condoms 4 preteensFederally funded books and magazinesand Federally funded air to breatheYou’re gonna payYou’re gonna payYou’re gonna paySomeone’s got to payFor 21st Century entitlement statefor crickets in the coffersand pensions to paywe need less military presence throughout continental europemore fiscally responsible punk rock music now…You’re gonna payYou’re gonna payYou’re gonna paySomeone’s got to payYou’re gonna payYou’re gonna payYou’re gonna paySomeone’s got to payFor 17 million babies born onSocial security, social security17 million babies born onSocial security, social securityYou’re gonna payYou’re gonna payYou’re gonna paySomeone’s got to payFor Federally funded Cowboy PoetryFederally funded condoms 4 preteensFederally funded books and magazinesand Federally funded air to breathe

  • gregg white

    Artbyruth, take a chill pill. He flashed images of Pelosi, Reid and Obama, too-3 dems and 1 repub. Seems like balance to me, especially since George Bush did significantly contribute to the debt, too.  BTW, I love me some George Bush. I just have to acknowledge reality.

  • Pingback: Raise the debt limit... - Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Conservatives, Liberals, Third Parties, Left-Wing, Right-Wing, Congress, President - City-Data Forum

  • http://twitter.com/newclasstraitor New Class Traitor

    I’m sure I heard “70 million baby boomers” instead of “17 million babies born”. Otherwise, thanks very much!

  • http://twitter.com/ForrestSargente Forrest Sargente

    Here we have what is truly nonconformist, radical, anarchist (less government) punk! Love it!

  • Pingback: Powerline Prizes for Better and Worse | The Anchoress

  • Wilson Getchell

    Howdy All,

    Thanks for the support.  The lyrics are actually:

    Old people, government funded medication
    Subsidized housing in the capital of the nation
    3 trillion dollar deficit on top of 15 trillion dollar debt
    bullet trains, windmills and monkeys on cocaine

    you’re gonna pay, cuz someone’s got to pay

    for federally funded cowboy poetry
    federally funded condoms for preteens
    federally funded books and magazines
    I need federally funded air to breathe

    chorus

    for the 21st century entitlement state
    where there are crickets in the coffers and pensions to pay
    we need less military presence throughout continental Europe
    and more fiscally responsible punk rock music now

    chorus

    for 70 million baby boomers’ social security

    chorus

    Thanks again!  If you like this, check out my youtube stuff.  There’s another called Lemonade Stand Tyranny… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYgps6WzM54&feature=player_embedded

    Wilson

  • Anonymous

    Thanks BarryHussein for finishing the job!  (I too heard 70 million baby boomers.)

  • Anonymous

    As far as I’m concerned Dubya was one of them.

  • Anonymous

    The times they ARE a-changin’.