‘This is not the way’: What you need to know about Wisconsin state fair lyrics
I just had to share with you that this is not how Wisconsin State Fair lyrics are written.
We have a long history of using “this is not what we do” in the lyrics.
In the beginning, the fair used “this” to refer to what we call “the fair”, but the lyrics have evolved to make it clear that this isn’t the way the fair should be.
This is the way we should do things.
I know that some of you are asking yourselves “but how does this relate to the fair?”
It’s not just that there is an inherent problem with the lyrics; there is also a systemic problem.
When you use the words “this”, “is”, “should”, “did” in a context where they are not meant to be used, you are using the context in which they are being used to create a false equivalence.
It doesn’t matter how good the music is, or how great the fair is, the word “this”.
And we know what it means to be fair, right?
The fair, or the fair as a whole, should be about giving people what they want, not about demanding it.
The music industry has been at the forefront of the fight against these harmful and damaging lyrics.
They’ve taken a stand against harmful lyrics, and we’ve taken the lead in changing the words.
The words are no longer offensive.
We need to listen to their voices.
Let’s get together to celebrate the diversity of the fair, and the work that is being done to make the fair a place where everyone feels safe, celebrated, and appreciated.