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Here’s a Market Basket protest song in the style of Magic!’s reggae-pop hit ‘Rude’

 

So there’s a headline I never thought I’d write.

Apparently two of the guys in North Shore rock band Monkey Knife Fight have taken this whole Market Basket saga to another new level, using Magic!’s fairly nauseating reggae-pop hit “Rude” to show solidarity with employees of the discount grocer.

And yes, it’s called “Food.”

 

You’re gonna listen to it anyway.

Since “Rude” has taken an unfortunate permanent residence in our headspaces a few months ago, we’ve heard parodies from the view of the dad, and even the bride-to-be. But this is the first that’s standing with Market Basket.

Read along to the lyrics below; we particularly like this hook: “Will I just go hungry for the rest of my life/Say no say no, where do I need to go/If you say Stop and Shop I much rather die/And if you say Shaw’s the answer’s still no.”

 
 

Only in New England.

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Magic! Rude Parody, “Food (Market Basket Protest Anthem)” lyrics

Saturday morning go to the Basket, my fridge has no food
Need to buy yogurt and baby carrots, I need my orange juice
Walked in the store came out empty handed, now can I ask you a question?
What do I do, got no backup plan yeah

 
 

Will I just go hungry for the rest of my life
Say no say no, where do I need to go
If you say Stop and Shop I much rather die
And if you say Shaw’s the answer’s still no
Where am I gonna buy my food
Guess that we’re all just screwed
Where am I gonna buy my food
Take outs much better anyway
Get some McDonalds, maybe some KFC
Order some tacos, or maybe Wendy’s
Get some fried chicken, then maybe Dairy Queen
Where am I gonna buy my fooooooooood

I hate to do this, cancelled the cookout
My plans have been altered
The shelves are all barren, no one’s at checkout
I need my damn lobsters
How can I live this way?
It’s a damn tragedy you know
I need some leafy greens, but Aldi’s produce is no go

Will I just go hungry for the rest of my life,
Say no say no, where do I need to go,
If you say Stop and Shop I much rather die
And if you say Shaw’s the answer’s still no
Where am I gonna buy my food
Guess that we’re all just screwed
Where am I gonna buy my food
Take outs much better anyway
Get some McDonalds, maybe some KFC
Order some tacos, or maybe Wendy’s
Get some fried chicken, then maybe Dairy Queen
Where am I gonna buy my fooooooooood