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The SOPA and PIPA Theme Song

The SOPA and PIPA Theme Song

  • YouTube singer-songwriter Forest Gibson has posted an original song and video explaining the repercussions of SOPA and PIPA being passed titled, "The Day The LOLcats Died", a spin on Don McLean's famous "American Pie".

  • Lyrics:
    A long, long time ago
    On the world's largest network of interconnected computers,
    Those lolcats used to make me laugh.
    And I knew I could make a joke
    And not be sued by nasty folk
    On the RIAA's behalf
    Then along came SOPA/PIPA
    The internet's very own grim reaper
    users could not edit
    Ars Technica and Reddit

    Tumblr, Gawker, Hacker News,
    and Something Awful sang the blues,
    Every login was refused,
    The day the lolcats died

    Why, why are laws a thing you can buy?
    They got paid off, should be laid off, re-election denied
    Our web means more than lawyers, lobbies and lies
    So speak up before the internet dies
    Speak up before the internet dies

    Can you write a decent law
    Do you care 'bout copyright at all?
    Or just winning back your seat
    Content will begin to ebb
    You'll watch the slow death of the web
    You'll be left with nothing more to tweet

    Well, I know it's looking pretty grim
    Cuz' they'll tear our culture limb from limb
    There's too much damn support
    Oh this law we must abort
    Oh-oh we can't let lobbies run amok
    With our series of tubes and that big dump truck
    I know some folks who oughta give a fuck
    The day the lolcats die
    I hear you singin',

    Why, why are laws a thing you can buy?
    They got paid off, should be laid off, re-election denied
    Our web means more than lawyers, lobbies and lies
    So speak up before the internet dies
    Speak up before the internet dies

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