Song for the Death of the Hummer

| 3/12/2010 5:35:37 PM


An ode to the death of the Hummer SUV brand, which will be shut down by owner General Motors after a potential sale fell through. Sung to the tune of “Masters of War,” with apologies to Bob Dylan:

Masters of Waste

Come you masters of waste
You that build all the trucks
You that build the Humvees
You that suck from the pumps
You that hide behind chrome
You that hide behind glass
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks

You that never done nothin’
But build to destroy
You crush my new bike
Like it’s your little toy
You shine your brights in my eyes
And you ride on my ass
And you turn without signaling
Across the bike path

Like Nixon of old
You lie and deceive
Climate change is a scam
You want me to believe
But I see through your rants
And I don’t read your blogs
You’re all Dittohead
Free-market energy hogs

You make the big tanks
So drivers can splurge
Then you set back and watch
While the pump prices surge
You hide in your mansion
As Middle East crude
Is pumped from the ground
And from tailpipes spewed

Ralph Marshall
3/17/2010 9:11:23 PM

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