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Original Occupy Songs

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We Are the Many

lyrics & music by Matthew Swalinkavich (performance name MAKANA)
Download printable version (revised 5/23/12)      video

Ye come here & gather here 'round the stage
The time has come for us to voice our rage
Against the ones who've trapped us in a cage
To steal from us the value of our wage
From underneath the vestiture of law
The lobbyists at Washington do gnaw
At liberty, the bureaucrats guffaw
And until they are purged, we won't withdraw

We'll occupy the streets
We'll occupy the courts
We'll occupy the offices of you
'Til you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

Our nation was built upon the right
Of every person to improve their plight
The laws of this republic they rewrite
And now a few own everything in sight
They own it free of liability
They own, but they are not like you and me
Their influence dictates legality
And until they are stopped we are not free ( CHORUS)

You enforce your monopolies with guns
While sacrificing our daughters and sons
But certain things belong to everyone
Your thievery has left the people none
So take heed of our notice to redress
We have little to lose, we must confess
Your empty words do leave us unimpressed
A growing number join us in protest (CHORUS)

You can't divide us into sides
And from our gaze you cannot hide
Denial serves to amplify
And our allegiance you can't buy
Our government is not for sale
The banks do not deserve a bail
We will not reward those who fail
We will not move 'til we prevail
… We are the many, you are the few