Imperial Walker

by IfIHadAHiFi

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IfIHadAHiFi couldn't be prouder of our Wisconsin roots and our state's progressive heritage. The current assault on working Wisconsinites on the part of our current governor is an affront on that heritage, and an all-out class war on our beloved state's working class. The least we could do was show our support in the tried and true tradition of the old-fashioned working-class protest song.

100% of the proceeds from this download will go to Russ Feingold's new Progressives United PAC. Progressives United was formed to take on the ever-growing influence of corporate America in our political process, as further empowered by the Supreme Court's erroneous "Citizens United" decision. Nowhere in the country right now is that influence felt more dramatically than in Wisconsin, where the Koch Brothers currently work in tandem with Governor Scott Walker to bust public sector unions. Visit to learn more about Mr. Feingold's latest venture.

We couldn't have made this project happen without three fantastic people: Shane Hochstetler, who generously donated the use of Howl Street Recordings for no cost; and Nick Ehlert and Dan Siercks who donated their weekends, also at no cost, to engineer and assist, respectively. Amazing people in this town.

IfIHadAHiFi are Yale Delay, MrAlarm, DrAwkward, and Rev.Ever.

(NOTE: IfIHadAHiFi are not affiliated with Progressives United--we just want to show them some love.)


released February 28, 2011

Recorded and mixed on February 27 at Howl Street Recordings, Milwaukee Wisconsin by Nick Ehlert and assisted by Dan Siercks
Yale Delay: Guitar, backing vocals
MrAlarm: Bass, backing vocals
Rev.Ever: Guitar, backing vocals
DrAwkward: Drums, lead vocals
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Track Name: Imperial Walker
Sell off the government with slight of hand
Strip the rights away from the working clans
The governor's declared war on behalf of his benefactors
Dispatching Imperial Walkers to the capitol door
Open for business
Everything must go
Now we're rebel soldiers marching in the snow

Fourteen senators on the lam
A state line away from the Empire's hand
Giving all of us time to make like Bothan spies
Spreading information far and wide
Breaking through the lies
Ten thousand, twenty thousand, sixty-five
If you screw us we will multiply

Face down the Imperial Walker
The puppet prince can't make us paupers
Take down the Imperial Walker
Imperial Walker, Imperial Walker
Face down the Imperial Walker
The puppet prince can't make us paupers
Take down the Imperial Walker
Imperial Walker, Imperial Walker

So Mr. Governor, you may wish us ill
As we take over your buildings fueled by pizza from Brazil
Threaten our schools, threaten our jobs, we took a vow
To stop you cuz we're all Wisconsin now
So we'll march all day
Play the drums all night
This is what happens when you poke a badger in the eye