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Occupy Wall Street – We Are the 99% – Jeremy Gilchrist

It’s hard to say where it went wrong
Decades before me and this song
Through the banksters and the wars
You know I just can’t take it anymore

There’s a rising on Wall Street
I am you and you are me
We are the 99%’ers
On the right side of love and history

But only if we make it so. We have a moment now, forces are converging, joining together. Let’s expand this moment and make it huge.

Me, I like my music with a bit more ferocity. But to each their own as we build in our own ways into what could be a historic movement.

  • Yeah, I’ve always been fond of Grace Slick’s call for Volunteers of America – “Up against the wall, mother-f*ckers”.

    Hey Dick! Whatever you think of us is totally irrelevant,
    We are the future, you are the past, pay your dues and get out of the way;
    Because, we’re not, the way you used to be, when you were very young.

    • Our current day movement needs an anthem like County Joe’s ‘Fixin To Die” was to the Vietnam War protests!

      My vote for best all-around thunderous diatribe would be Motorhead’s ‘”Orgasmatron.”

      I was (and still am) a huge MC5 fan. They were the only band that played at the ’68 Chicago Democratic Convention, and hastily left as the police invaded the park.

  • David Butterfield

    Hi,
    as for songs about what’s happenin’ – here are 2 songs by Michel Montecrossa:

    We Want Work! (Acoustic)
    http://music.mirapuri-planetradio.net/20110312_TheNeedOfThePeople/WeWantWork.mp3

    Adults Are Idiots (Electric)
    http://music.mirapuri-planetradio.net/20090221_CourageAndLove/AdultsAreIdiots.mp3

    SONG LYRICS
    We Want Work!

    “We want work!” is the battle cry
    all over the world, all over the sky.
    So long as the world is run for the profit of a few
    the cry will always be heard and be true.

    The battle cry is singin’ along with you
    and is showin’ what’s wrong and what to do,
    and is singin’ the song of gettin’ together
    and fixin’ the world for doin’ things better.

    The profit grabbers are robbing you.
    Fight and work hard against the mess of trouble surrounding you.
    Your battle cry song is the weapon that makes you dare.
    The right for work is the right of the people everywhere.

    Speak your mind, your heart and soul.
    Don’t get drowned in: “Everything goes!”
    Your enemy is weakness that always says: “Don’t worry!
    It’s good to go ragged, dirty and hungry!”

    You want to work and I want to work.
    We want to live the life we know we ought to.
    We don’t want to be lonesome and empty and cruel,
    miserable, starving, in debt and uncool.

    Wall Street won’t do anything to cure you.
    They laugh at you and tell you to live like dogs,
    to live in scum holes, waiting and not thinking at all.
    But the battle cry is there demanding work for all!

    It rolls around in us like the seven seas.
    It sings in all of us like the four winds
    in slums and alleys and barren fields
    and we march and we work until we win.

    Lyrics & Music: Michel Montecrossa, © Mira Sound Germany

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