Richard Daley Video on the Olympics by Matt Farmer "No Games Chicago"

]]>GOOD KING RICH (Matt Farmer)
(Spoken Intro)
This is an open letter to the International Olympic Committee:
As you travel the world these next few months
Being wined and dined in five-star restaurants
In Madrid, Tokyo, and Rio De Janeiro, remember this:
You're upholding the proud tradition of your predecessors,
Many of whom allegedly accepted bribes
In exchange for awarding the 2002 Winter Games
To that paragon of urban virtue – Salt Lake City, Utah
Well, you can scrap that bid from old Madrid
Say adios to Spain
And just say no to Tokyo
With its fancy bullet train
And if you're ill at ease speakin' Portugese
Then Rio ain't your town
Oh, but Good King Rich, he'll scratch your itch
When he throws that cash around
Well, some folks say that it don't make sense
To hold the Games in the 312
They say our city's broke; schools are a joke
Well, friends, that just might be true
Oh, but Good King Rich, he'd rather fight than switch
You know how the story's gonna end
With all the King's family and all the King's friends
Lining their pockets again and again
(Repeat Chorus)
(Verse w/ tag)
From the two-flats and the bungalows
We applaud his every scheme
From a tax increase to a parking meter lease
He's helping us live the dream
Now with a wave of his hand and a line in the sand
He's gonna bring the Olympics home
So damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead
He's gonna get us a velodrome
We can't pay for salt when there's ice on the streets
But at least we'll have a velodrome
(Repeat Chorus (w/ tag))
Yeah, Good King Rich, he's gonna scratch your itch
When you bring those games to town