My Dear Republicans (The Fiscal Cliff Song)

by ShiSho

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Thank you for listening to our song
We hope that by the end you were singing along
Now that we’ve asked you
All of you by name
We’d like to think that by fairness we can change
This country we are living in
We want to bring America together
And that starts with you in Congress getting along
And compromising

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Hi, we’re ShiSho from Kent, Ohio
And we’re here with a message for EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN in the House of Representatives from middle class America

My dear Republicans
I am here today
To advise
A compromise
To keep us from recession
We ask you to agree
That the middle class can’t take this type of a beating
You see the fiscal cliff is daunting
Pitting friend against friend
Democrat vs Republican
We arrive with a plea
For each of you personally

Bob Gibbs, Stephen Fincher, Renee Ellmers, Hi Dean Heller
Wally Herger, Steven Stivers, Gary, Jeff and Candice Miller
Phil Roe , Jim Sensenbrenner
Ted Poe, Blaine Luetkemeyer
Tom Cole, Rod Alexander
Walt Jones, Adam Kinz-zing-zinger

Edward Royce, and Edward Whitfield, Stevan Pearce and Steve Palazzo
Tommy Price, Frank LoBiondo, Todd Rokita, Don Manzullo
Frank Wolf, Thomas Marino
Mo Brooks, Quico Canseco
Allen West, Michael Pompeo
Ben Quayle can spell potato

Jimmy Duncan, Jeffrey Denham, Jeffrey Duncan, Jimmy Jordan
Danny Burton, Jackie Kingston, Joey Barton, Chucky Fleischmann
Adrian Smith, Cathy Rodgers
Lamar Smith, Hal Dallas Rogers
Christopher Smith, Michael Rogers
Joe Pitts, and the other Mike Rogers

Yeah! Stop the tax dodgers! We’ve got a country of neighbors to care for. Close those loopholes! Come on Republicans, United we stand divided we fail!!

Ander Crenshaw, Frank Lucas., Steve Austria, Gus Bilirakis
Larry Bucshon, Justin Amash, Kristi Noem, Scott DesJarlais
Leonard Lance, Gl-enn Thompson
Charlie Bass, Patrick Meehan
David Camp, Michael Simpson
Rod , what rhymes with Frelinghuysen?

Rob Bishop, Tom McClintock, , Morgan Griffith, Jim Gerlach
Bob Goodlatte, Aaron Schock, Steve LaTourette, Tim Scott
Mike Fitzpatrick, Diane Black,
Susan Myrick, Chip Cravaack
Steve Womack, Connie Mack,
save us Mary Bono Mack

Please hear our cries
Basic medicine is something on which millions rely
We can’t afford these tax increases
But I know some guys who can
And Obama knows them too
Within the top 2% of the country
So we’re urging you to tax them
For the good of everybody

Jaime Herrera, Christopher Lee, Richard Hanna, Al Nunnelee
Brian Bilbray, David McKinley, Mike Conaway, Bill Cassidy
Thomas Rooney, Elton Gallegly
Michael Kelly, Charles Boustany
Timothy Murphy, Pat McHenry
Ann Marie Buerkle

Dana Rohra-rorah-bacher, Randy Neuge- uge- bauer
Thad McCotter, Vicky Hartzler, Gregg Harper, Paul Gosar
Cory Gardner, Steve Scalise
Richard Crawford, Jim Renacci
John Carter, Phil Gingrey
Duncan Hunter, Mick Mulvaney

We ask this in all respectfulness in the interest of our country. We appreciate your service especially when you Serve Us.

Austin Scott, and Robert Wittman Robert Latta, Jonny Runyan
Steve Chabot, Joseph Wilson, Donald, Todd and Bill-i-am Young
Joe Walsh, Christopher Gibson
Mike McCaul, Samuel Johnson
Ralph Hall, John Culberson
Ron Paul, Tim-u-el Johnson

Dennis, Timothy Rehberg /Walberg
Rick Berg, Cliff Stearns, Marsha Blackburn
David Dreier, Eric Cantor
Daniel Webster, Raul Labrador
Kay Granger, Kevin Yoder
Bill Shuster, James Lankford

Lee Terry, Thomas Petri, Kevin Brady, Jeff Landry
Bill Posey, Trey Gowdy, Martha Roby, Mark Amodei
Fred Upton, Robert Woodall
Paul Broun, Howard Coble
Jeff Flake, Reid Ribble
Trent Franks, Scott Rigell

We know your friends
Live in the one percent
And we know you want to protect them
But can we put our financial backers aside
For the good of a country
We can’t handle another recession
And with the help of you and your profession
We don’t have to linger in a nationwide depression
Please, Mr...

Daniel Lungren, Pat Tiberi, Marlin Stutzman, Mac Thornberry
Randy Hultgren, Kev McCarthy, Erik Paulsen, Jeff Fortenberry
John Fleming, Frank Guinta
John Sullivan, Bill Huizenga
Mike Coffman, John Mica
Pete Olson, Lou Barletta

Darrell Issa, Randy Forbes, David Rivera, Billy Flores
Geoffry Davis, Michael Burgess, Seaney Duffy, Jason Chaffetz
Dennis Ross, Andy Harris
Virginia Foxx, Scott Garrett
John Kline, Peter Roskam
Paul Ryan, Michele Bachmann

Sam Graves, Jo Ann Emerson, Michael Pence, Steve Southerland
Tom Graves, Buck McKeon, Rick Nugent, Lynn Westmoreland
Robert Turner, Todd Akin,
Jo Bonner, Tom Latham,
Michael Turner, Vern Buchanan
Tim Huelskamp, Tim Griffin

We appreciate the wealthy-- they are the ones who have taken risks! But with great privilege comes great responsibility and equality

Thomas Reed, Robert Dold, Billy Long, Blake Farenthold
Todd Platts, Rob Aderholt, Jerry Lewis, John Campbell
Charlie Dent, Robert Hurt
Roscoe Bartlett, Ken Calvert
Joe Heck, Louie Gohmert
Ken Marchant, Mario Diaz-Balart

Mike Grimm, David Reichert, Doc Hastings, David Schweikert,
Doug Lamborn, Nan Hayworth, Shelley Moore Capito, Judy Biggert,
John Shimkus, Cynthia Lummis,
Sandra Adams, Devin Nunes
Spencer Bachus, Jean Schmidt
Pete Sessions, Dan Benishek

Brett Guthrie, Peter King, Todd Young, Bobby Schilling
Greg Walden, Steven King
Bill Johnson, Jeb Hensarling
Scott Tipton, Lynn Jenkins
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

MIDGE: That’s everyone except for one more!
VIVIAN: John....
VIVIAN: I think you mean John Boehner
MIDGE: What’s the difference?
VIVIAN: Darth Vader was a noble Jedi Knight who became corrupt and betrayed the Jedi Order and his Master. Darth Vader became the Emperor's dark enforcer. He secretly intended to overthrow Palpatine and establish himself of ruler of the Empire.
MIDGE: So... what’s the difference?
VIVIAN: I don’t know, let’s see how this plays out

Thank you for listening to our song
We hope that by the end you were singing along
Now that we’ve asked you
All of you by name
We’d like to think that by fairness we can change
This country we are living in
We want to bring America together
And that starts with you in Congress getting along
And compromising

Vivian and Midge Ramone
Kent, Ohio


released December 29, 2012
Vivian and Midge Ramone



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ShiSho Kent, Ohio

If They Might Be Giants and Kimya Dawson had baby daughters whom they powdered regularly with Joe Jack Talcum, they'd grow up to be ShiSho.

Real-life sisters Vivian and Midge Ramone are the art band ShiSho from greater Akron, Ohio. At 16 and 13 years old, the girls have been writing and recording for 9 years. ShiSho performs their own brand of quirky indie pop on accordion, guitar and ukulele.
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