Song Lyrics

There are no copyrights on the following lyrics. Anyone involved in (or sympathetic to) the Occupy movement is welcome to use them.
The authors are active in Occupy Naperville. Their initials are in the lower right hand corner after the lyrics they’ve written.

(To the tune of The Water is Wide, except in 3/4 time)

For patriot dream — not yet fulfilled,
For human rights — now on the fly,
For hope of freedom — living still,
We take a stand and occupy.

America, the beautiful,
America, from sky to sky
We call on you: the dream fulfill.
We take a stand and occupy.

For every voice that can’t be bought,
For every Truth hid by a lie,
For every soul who’s been left out,
We take a stand and occupy.

America, the beautiful,
America, from sky to sky
We call on you: the dream fulfill.
We take a stand and occupy.

—RK


(To the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Let’s make banks completely free
To speculate in all they see.
Grab a token, roll the dice.
Start from GO and don’t think twice.
I don’t worry, I don’t frown…
I just wait for trickle down.

—RK


(To the tune of The Itsy Bitsy Spider)

The greedy, Wall Street bankers ran up a mighty bill.
Hats in hand to congress, said “Fix this if you will.”
Left with bags of money and put it in their till,
And the greedy, greedy bankers are gambling, gambling still.

—LK


(To the tune of The Battle Hymn of the Republic)

The Wall Street criminals who think the world belongs to them
Cannot imagine we would ever put them in the Pen.
Let’s seize their filthy lucre, and let’s lock them up, and then
Let’s throw away the key!

Throw the scoundrels in the slammer!
Throw the scoundrels in the slammer!
Throw the scoundrels in the slammer!
And throw away the key!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is sneaking to our shore.
This secret trade monstrosity, like none we’ve seen before,
Would steal our nation’s sovereignty and stomp us through the floor!
Beware the TPP!

Trans-Pacific Partner shipwreck!
Take that monster off the fast track!
Trans-Pacific Partner shipwreck!
Beware the TPP!

The government you’d like to trust, it really isn’t yours.
The Trade Negotiator’s men are just a bunch of whores!
The Koch Brothers and such as them are really at the oars!
Beware the TPP!

Trans-Pacific Partner shipwreck!
Take that monster off the fast track!
Trans-Pacific Partner shipwreck!
Beware the TPP!

—Verses 1, 2 and choruses: RK
—Verse 3: VH


(To the tune of I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am)

We occupy the place we’re in,
Occupy the place we’re in, we’re in.
We’re now calling out the Wall Street score,
We won’t tolerate the theft no more.

And everyone needs an Occupy (Occupy!)
Now’s the time you gotta take a stand (Take a stand!)
Here’s the place that we all Occupy (Occupy!)
Occupy the place we’re in.

O-CC-U-P-Y

Occupy (Occupy!)
Occupy (Occupy!)
Occupy the place we’re in, we’re in.
Occupy the place we’re in.

—PH


(To the tune of The Hokey Pokey)

They put the Money in.
They shut the Voters out!
They put the Money in,
And they shake us all about.

Bought the Politicians who will pass the bills they want
Because they have the clout!

The Plutocrats are in.
The Voter’s rights are out!
The Plutocrats are in.
And they shake us all about.

The Court has ruled the Money is protected speech and now
It’s drowned our voices out!

The Court has let us down.
Their rulings are unsound!
The Court has let us down.
And they shake us all around!

Billionaires are spending, flooding air-waves town to town.
Our voices can’t be found!

Pass the Amendment, please!
Our Speech is not for sale!
Pass the Amendment, please!
Let Democracy prevail.

Amend the Constitution saying Money is not Speech.
Let’s get the Money out!

Let’s stop the O – ligarchy!
We call it O – ligarchy!
Let’s stop the O – li – garchy!
Let’s get the Money out!

—LK


(To the tune of The Mickey Mouse Club)

Now it’s time to say g’bye to everyone you know!
M – O – N – S – A – N – T – O Monsanto!

G’bye to you! G’bye to me!
G’bye to every creature that you see!

Put the seed into the ground — it’s guaranteed to grow!
Nothing else will stick around — blank you, Monsanto!

G’bye to you! G’bye to me!
G’bye to butterfly, g’bye to bee!

Now it’s time to say g’bye to everyone you know!
M – O – N – S – A – N – T – O Monsanto!

—RK


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