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Forum Post: Breakin' Up The Banks!

Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 5, 2012, 2:05 a.m. EST by scottyperey (2)
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Hi everyone, I just wrote this for our One Year Occupy Eugene Anniversary Party March next week (Mon. Oct. 15, starting at the Park Blocks, time TBA, for anyone in the area...)

Here's the lyrics, feel free to sing along, to the tune of "Puttin' On The Ritz" :)

If you're sick of one-percenter types in league with government official cranks We're breaking up the banks!

If you're tired of seeing all of your tax dollars go to fighter jets and tanks We're breaking up the banks!

Don't tell us that they're too big to fail Criminals like them should be in jail ("End of sale!")

We saved J.P Morgan Chase, slap in the face is all we get by way of thanks We're breaking up the banks!

Don't believe them when they say They worked hard to get that way We don't want their charity We're demanding parity Access to education Health care for all the nation Roofs to keep us warm And campaign finance reform!


Don't give us more tax breaks for the wealthy Let's make sure our working class is healthy ("Ring the belfry!")

President Obama we're waiting for you to show some teeth, break with your ranks Breaking up the banks

There's no end to what they'll do Squeezing money out of you They'd be all that they can be On the backs of you and me Fuck that, the game is changing Now that we're rearranging Secret backdoor rules For obedient fools

Come let's lend a hand to all help Occupy throughout the land, even Tom Hanks We're breaking up the banks! We're breaking up the banks! We're breaking up the banks!

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[-] 1 points by scottyperey (2) 5 years ago

Thanks Zen Dog... I wondered about the president line too. I wasn't so concerned with my fellow anarchists' reactions but more about my more moderate Democrat comrades getting their feathers ruffled :) Though I really would like to know how folks can possibly justify appointments like Geithner and the like being representative of a purported policy of "change."

Thanks for the feedback.... I like the line about ALEC!


[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Tweeted - gr8 song for the times. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFgHIRzpcRY

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 5 years ago

Hear, hear.