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“We Say, “No Games!” “
A new anthem for the Chicago
independent group, “No Games,
Chicago”
“We Say, “No Games!” “
A political parody on the famous high energy
dance hit, “So Many Men, So Little Time”
(originally sung by Miquel Brown and was
released as a 12” single on the TSR label)
“We Say, “No Games!” “
New lyrics by: Charles Joseph
Smith
Music arranged by: The same!!!!
(Background vocals)
Could it be…Madrid?
Could it be…Rio?
Could it be…Tokyo?
Could it be…Chicago?
Madrid?
Rio?
Tokyo?
Chicago?
Chicago?
Chicago?
Chicago?
NOOOOO!!!!!
(Lead singer)
It is really coming very
close to the date they call
“ten two”:
Copenhagen is where the
IOC will announce the final
bid for two zero one six.
Sadly, Chicago in one of the
cities in the possible bid to
“you!”
We fear a “yes” to the bid
would put Chicago’s own
budget in a very irreparable
fix!!!
(Lead singer and Chorus)
We say, “NO GAMES!”
Yes, we say “NO!”
(Lead singer)
We had enough!!!!!!!
(Lead singer and chorus)
We say, “NO GAMES!”
Yes, we say “No!”
(Lead singer)
It would be too rough!!!!!!!
(Lead singer and chorus)
We say, “NO GAMES!”
(Background vocals/chorus)
No games! No games! No!
No games! No games! No!
(Lead singer)
Sev’ral reasons why a lot of
us loathe Chicago’s summer
games……
One is the displacement of
houses down in good ‘ol
Hyde Park is the big reason
for this “No Games!” cause;
Another reason is cost
overruns; Chicago
taxpayers fear big shames
For being not off the hook
from a recession that
brought Chicago down from
its own walls!!!!!!!!
(Lead singer and chorus)
We say, “NO GAMES!”
Yes, we say “NO!”
(Lead singer)
We had enough!!!!!!
(Lead singer and chorus)
We say, “NO GAMES!”
Yes, we say “NO!”
(Lead singer)
It would be too rough!
(Lead singer - Spoken)
This is the biggest fight for
everyone in Chicago!!!
Probably the biggest fight in
our lives!
(Lead singer - Spoken)
Time is running out for all
of us as the October 2 date
looms closer!!!
(Lead singer – spoken)
How do I know? I had been
in Chicago for a long, long
time. I had seen gentri-
fication first hand way
before this Games crap!
(Lead singer – spoken)
Like the razing of the old
Velvet Lounge!
And the tearing down of the
old high-rises!
(Lead singer – spoken)
And even the changing of
names from Sears
Tower…to Willis Tower!
(Lead singer – spoken)
But even worse
gentrification is in store for
us if we get the games!
SO LET’S FIGHT against it!
(Lead singer – spoken)
“No Games, Chicago”…we
are backing you with
LOVE…all the way!
Yes! I said it! WITH LOVE!!!
(Lead vocals – sung)
Some Chicagoans will leave
this town if that big vote of
a “yes!” is done….
Because the hooplah and
chaos of Olympic
excitement are the things
that are never so fun!
But there are rumors that
the bid will go to Rio, and
not Chicago as we all
feared….
If our predictions are right,
then we can all jump for joy
for that big “no” that
causes us to be cheered!!!!
(Lead singer and chorus)
We say, “NO GAMES!”
Yes, we say “NO!”
(Lead singer)
We had enough!!!!!!
(Lead singer and chorus)
We say, “NO GAMES!”
Yes, we say “NO!”
(Lead singer)
It would be too rough!!!
(Lead singer and chorus)
We say, “NO GAMES!”
Yes, we say “NO!”
(Lead singer)
We had enough!!!
(Lead singer and chorus)
We say, “NO GAMES!”
Yes, we say “NO!”
(Lead singer)
It would be too rough!!!
(Lead singer and chorus)
We say, “NO GAMES!!!”
The song is over, but the fight
to keep the winning Olympic
bid away from Chicago goes
on! Good luck to all of you
who are not going to back the
Chicago bid!! We love you!!!

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The "We Say No Games" Fight Song from 2009