Linden Green Preservation Society

(adapted from The Kinks’ “Village Green Preservation Society”)

We are the Linden Green Preservation Society

God save darkness, solitude and our dignity.

We are the NIMBY Appreciation Society.

God save our little block and its small-minded families

Preserving the old ways from being abused

Holding back the high school for me and for you.

What more can we do?

We are the No Lights Preservation Society.

God save our urban paradise and good old mother nature.

We are the Looking-Backward Appreciation Consortium.

God forbid enthusiastic, cheering fans from Huskie Nation.

We are the Ernest Hemingway English-Speaking Vernacular.

God help his alma mater, and the Booster Club, for that matter.

We are the APRIL Block Persecution Affinity.

God save little shops, the Zoning Board and our legitimacy.

We are the Parking Garage Condemnation Affiliate.

God save meter maids, confusing parking signs and tow trucks

Preserving the old ways from being abused

Restricting the high school for me and for you.

What more can we do?

God save the Linden Green.


Charles Race

River Forest


With Chuck’s apologies to the Kinks, the world’s most original rock n’ roll band.  Race wanted to adapt the Beach Boys’ “Be True to Your School” in recognition to zoning board member and OPRF alumnus Pamela Freese (who voted “no”), but he was at a loss for words.

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