The world is stirring...history unfolding beneath our feet, before our eyes. Inspired by the OWS movement, I started writing a song. It quickly became more of a poem...a poetic commentary...my take on the issues we face.
So...here it is...my small contribution on this day of solidarity...
everything has gone awry a great divide has grown between the hands that hoard the pie and the measly crumbs we're thrown
they enjoy their privileged lives while our homes are foreclosed their keeping us in line with all the wealth that they withhold
they profit off our ignorance expecting us to play the part of obedient indifference robots, with shopping carts
well-designed to distract and keep us misinformed the media's been hijacked by those who bank offshore
they've poisoned our sea and sky through oil-driven greed they contaminate our food supply with their modified seeds
they've stolen our autonomy and our right to choose they perpetuate inequality through narrow-minded rules
they've made health a business selling pills to those in need they benefit from illness growing rich off our disease
we know it won't be long before they try to buy our souls before our lives have been withdrawn exchanged, for fool's gold
they've kept us on our knees believing change would never come but down on wall street the revolution's just begun
we're waking from our slumber it's time to stand up strong take back what they have plundered we've held our tongues too long
we'll shout until our cause is heard the whole world 'round... they may tie our hands, but our voices cannot be bound... something's gotta give...the wall has gotta come down... ...we all deserve to live on common ground...