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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