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The South was out to dinner dealing
The North was out to lunch
Powerbrokers from the East had me kneeling
in the Duck and Covert hunch

The West had turned to silicone grey,
or so McPaper said
but I look to the Left and hey, what do you say?
I see pink and green and red

Make a joyful noise,
angry women and boys
Lose your demeanor and poise
Try to make a joyful noise

BP tanker dumped oil into the river
but the Wildlife Refuge stands
It’ll take much more than a few rich men
to ruin this beautiful land

Bigots got big plans for Austria
but the singers got new songs
Grab your cane, get off the Party train
and try to sing along

The rich might think they’re getting richer
They’re just accumulating
While they’re busy speculating
we gotta get busy defenestrating

Make a joyful noise,
angry women and boys
Lose your demeanor and poise
Try to make a joyful noise

Make a joyful noise
Pissed off people take your choice:
use your feet, brain, fists, or voice
Try to make a joyful noise

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released January 1, 2005
Drums, tambourine, claps: Michael Koch
Bass, guitar, claps: Andy Noble
Guitar, piano, vocals, claps: EB
Electric piano, vocals: Renato G. Umali
Engineering: EB at Kochhaus, Mequon, & the Bungalow, Shorewood; & Shane Olivo at Bobby Peru Recording, Milwaukee

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Eric Blowtorch Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Singer/guitarist/songwriter Eric Blowtorch sings, plays, and writes reggae, ska, rocksteady, soul, rock 'n' roll, funk, Latin, disco, hip-hop, Anglo-Afropop, and jazz songs with rhythm, melody, passion, and original comic timing. E. B. plays solo, in duos and trios with selected stars, and with a trio, Eric Blowtorch and the Inflammables. ... more

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