"Ballad of Marshall Ledbetter" as written by and Paul G Barker Al Jourgensen....
Six, six, six, Dunkin' Donuts
A twenty inch veggie pizza from Gumby's
Extra jalapenos on the side
And a case of Asahi Dry

I wish to speak with Timothy Leary
Lemmy, jello, and Ice Cube Too
Cartoon of Lucky's with filters
And bring a CNN news crew

Talahasse, Florida
Four AM, June 14, '91
Capitol Building's occupied
Broke the glass, walked right inside

Wouldn't be advisable to enter
You don't know the number of hostiles
Of it anyone's got guns
Or is there's hostages

I just want to speak my mind
More for you than just one sound bite

This whole world is disturbing me
I wanna cut a rap record each month
And mail my little pinkie to George Bush

Agh, agh
Where are my friends
Where are you
Where are you
I can't believe it's come to this

Sharpshooters on surrounding roofs
Traffic blocked off by SWAT troops
Evacuate the people inside
Pretend we're CNN, say Leary's dead

I just want to speak my mind
More for you than just one sound bite

Twelve forty five, he emerged unharmed
J.D. in one hand, in the other, cigars
Hendrix t-shirt and his underwear on
Guess what, he never had no gun

I only broadcast my freakout to the world
I was a prisoner for twenty two years
When I broke through that door, I was free
Not to mention pretty damn lucky
(Nowadays, boy, you'd just get shot)

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"Ballad of Marshall Ledbetter" as written by Eric R Boucher Al Jourgensen


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    Song FactI just recently learned through Wikipedia that this song is based on a true story - Marshall Ledbetter was a college student who broke into the Florida State Capitol Building in 1991, made that strange list of demands (including wanting to talk to Jello Biafra), and was eventually arrested peaceably after a police standoff.
    destroyalltacoson June 15, 2017   Link

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