The Shredded Schrader

January 29, 2010

Sing this loud and clear

Filed under: Advocacy,Solidarity,UCTW — Danimal @ 4:49 pm

Inspired by the near murder of my dear friend Grimlocke, I finally finished what I’m now calling Battle Hymn of the Cyclist.

Remember, cy-cling  and cy-clist. Once again, to the tune of  Battle Hym of the Republic. And now… FROM THE TOP!

When the union’s inspiration through the cyclist’s blood shall run,
There will be no power greater than our bikes beneath the sun;
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the lonely ride of one,
For the union makes us strong.

[Chorus: ]
Solidarity in cycling,
Solidarity in cycling,
Solidarity in cycling,
For the union makes us strong.

Is there aught we hold in common with the speedy parasite,
Who would run us off the freeway and would crush us in his flight?
Is there anything left to us but to organize and bike?
For the union makes us strong.

[Chorus]

Will we sit here complacent as our brothers each are doored
Will we drown in smog and smoke emitted by the motor hoard
Or will we ride together and bike for something more
For the union makes us strong.

[Chorus]

Between our legs is placed a power greater than their crowded roads
Greater than a hundred motors magnified a thousand fold
We can bring to birth a new world on the pavement of the old
For the union makes us strong.

[Chorus]

They are wasting untold barrels and never seem to learn,
That without a change of vision, their future will be burned
But we’ll free ourselves from oil, and claim what we have earned
For the union makes us strong.

2 responses to “Sing this loud and clear”

  1. mtalinm says:

    “Between our legs is placed a power greater than their crowded roads” ?

    hrm

  2. Danimal says:

    Yeah… I added some humor to it. Obviously it should refer to the bicycle… But it’s funny to leave some ambiguity there. As fanatical as I may seem, I have a broad sense of humor. Sometimes I take humor serious and sometimes I take seriousness humorously.

    Ride on.

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