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Occupy Wall St. Protest Song - The Bottom 99

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Uploaded on Oct 14, 2011

A new protest song by Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops,
at the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park in New York City.
~~~
Am
O listen all you people
O listen to my song
Am
My heart is filled with trouble
Em
I don't know what is wrong
Am
My heart is filled with trouble
Dm
Got trouble on my mind
Am Em Am
For what I see around me's getting worse all the time

The balance of the world
Is almost dead and gone
The common bonds of decency
Are severed one by one
The rich keep getting richer
The poor get poorer too
The wealth of the many
In the hands of the few

They act like towering princes
We're at their beck and call
A dozen cars, a private jet
While we've our backs against the wall
They live their flights of fantasy
While we struggle just to eat
Instead of living simply
So we might simply be

Don't look for politicians
to even up the score
Don't look for world leaders
to manage any more
Don't look for corporations
to lend a helping hand
They've helped themselves enough
and now it's time to take a stand

O listen all you people
To what I have to say
I do not mean to trouble you
or bother you thus day
I know I'm not the only one
With trouble on my mind
We have to stand together
We are the 99



written & performed by Rhiannon Giddens
~~~
filmed by N.D. Austin & Sxip Shirey
thanks to Larisa Fuchs

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