Stay The Fuck In Line

November 4, 2008 4:18 PM

I wish I'd written this song a week ago, but I'd never even heard the phrase until this afternoon.

The phonological ambiguity that is "Stay the fuckin' line" is a happy accident, but I think it adds some texture.

Suitable for singing in queues, with s/fuck/heck/ for the more mannered sorts.

posted by cortex (25 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

Lyrics:

Stay the fuck in line, [brother, mother, grandfather/grandma, neighbor]
Stay the fuck in line, [sister, father, granddaughter/grandson, stranger]
You gotta vote, vote, vote
Yeah it's democracy on the line
So everybody stay the fuck in line

You gotta flex your voting muscles
Or you lose them
You can't stand up for your choices
Unless you choose them

posted by cortex at 4:20 PM on November 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Pete and Woody would be proud.
posted by RussHy at 4:24 PM on November 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yay we're all singing this here in Vermont, more swearing please.
posted by jessamyn at 4:33 PM on November 4, 2008


Nice and fun.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:40 PM on November 4, 2008


Oh hell, we're singing it in London Ontario. (Election or no, we like a good fucking line!)
posted by ~ at 4:48 PM on November 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Shall I teach it to my preschool-age children? Maybe...
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:54 PM on November 4, 2008


This might be our generation's 'We Shall Overcome.'

*wipes a single tear from eye*
posted by stet at 5:02 PM on November 4, 2008


xorry rules.
posted by cortex at 5:43 PM on November 4, 2008


CHOOON!
posted by Jofus at 5:46 PM on November 4, 2008


We can only hope this got out in time for people with PA loudspeakers in their vans to drive by polling places.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:46 PM on November 4, 2008


we listened to it again. yay!
posted by jessamyn at 5:49 PM on November 4, 2008



This is more the greatest thing in history.
posted by xorry at 5:57 PM on November 4, 2008


HOly shit that's awesome. You sound like you should be in the Asylum Street Spankers.
posted by notsnot at 6:28 PM on November 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


YES.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:31 AM on November 5, 2008


Hell yea, man! What a great and timely effing song! WTG! (way to go?)
posted by snsranch at 4:17 PM on November 5, 2008


Stay the bloody in queue! Or...

This rules.
posted by ORthey at 10:47 AM on November 6, 2008


super great! aches for a mandolin break.
posted by dan g. at 11:14 AM on November 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hell yeah. Stay the fuck in line.
posted by ageispolis at 4:30 PM on November 8, 2008


That sounds almost exactly like an MDC song. (that's praise, by the way. I wore an MDC hat on election day).
posted by nowonmai at 10:08 PM on November 13, 2008


How did I miss this? This was great.
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:03 PM on May 17, 2009


Time to put this back in rotation.
posted by nile_red at 7:28 PM on July 14, 2012


Humming this all week!
posted by nile_red at 5:15 AM on November 5, 2012


Everyone! One more time!
posted by The corpse in the library at 10:02 AM on November 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hell, my angst for a possible Romney administration seems pretty cute now.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:58 AM on November 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


I have had this stuck in my head nonstop for the past week.
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:55 PM on November 8, 2016


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