Proposition Hate

We wrote “Proposition Hate” because the effort to deny same-sex couples the right to marry in our home state of California deserves a fast, loud and angry song. Enjoy.

You can “buy” the song by making a contribution to defeat Proposition 8 at our Punk Rock vs. Prop 8 ActBlue page.

Proposition Hate

They come out in buses, out in droves
With pictures of children, shove them in front of your nose
The threat, is it real in their eyes?
With focus group language couched within
Loving the sinner, hating what they say is sin
A divisive disgrace by design

Writing checks out for millions
To ward off a love that not dare speak its name
Fighting the future if only to suit your distaste
Propositioning me for Proposition Hate

They’ve got nothing at stake in this little war
Those good Utah values brought over to Pacific shores
But fairness and justice — oh, God forbid
Coded in cadence, pithy and glib
Venom and malice dressed up as concern for the kids
Dress it up how you want, that’s all it is

Scrawled in resentment on clipboards at grocery chains
Fighting the future if only to suit your distaste
Propositioning me for Proposition Hate

So don’t talk to me about preservation
Because you can’t for a second suggest
That the view is idyllic from the wrong side of righteousness
So I won’t take yes for an answer
’cause I’m afraid I might see the day
When I’m ashamed to admit that I live in this place
That I live, that I live in this place

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