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Immigration. Movement of the people. Bob Marley wrote about it. Led Zeppelin wrote about it. The guy who wrote the bible wrote about it, had a whole chapter on it. Yet, it seems to be an evergreen topic, especially in this U.S. election year.

Developed economies with aging populations and low birthrates know very well of the economic necessity under capitalism to have robust immigration. So what could possibly be the problem? Could it be the colour of the skin and religious beliefs of some of the immigrants? Oh, if we were all orange...

lyrics

Chinese checkers come from a foreign land
Just another immigrant like Settlers of Catan
A hard Scrabble life and a Checkered past
A Risk you're forced to take when they're speaking Balderdash
Everybody's Sorry say there's Trouble in the country
Speak like they're nothing but a barrel full of monkeys
Mean Mr. Mustard roars we need to get a Clue
Be orange like him or they'll flush you down the Chutes

The name of the game is called who got here first
Mother may we keep them out protect the public purse

We've landed on history in Trivial Pursuit
Yes it was the Mayflower now others follow suit
All those houses and hotels in your Monopoly
The Scattergory is those that clean our properties

The name of the game is called who got here first
Mother may we keep them out protect the public purse
The irony's not lost on any of the natives
Shaking hands will fail if you're playing Operation

The Mastermind brags he's playing Yahtzee
Sink his Battleship before he lands his Nazis
Everybody's Sorry say there's Trouble in the country
Speak like they're nothing but a barrel full of monkeys
Mean Mr. Mustard roars we need to get a Clue
Be orange like him or they'll flush you down the Chutes

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released August 19, 2016
Drums - Simonymous by permission courtesy of Wikiloops Jam84344
Bass - Paul Healey
Guitar - Mark Hill

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SIRR Rothesay, New Brunswick

Please take and share the music. SIRR is a musical project led by Mark O'Connor (marocon@rogers.com) along with collaborators like guitarist Mark Hill, Paul Healey. drummer Steve Hill and many other collaborators from Wikiloops. SIRR makes catchy pop/rock music with electronic or rap elements. ... more

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