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But the nice ways always fail.

That little bit is from the first verse of Malvina Reynolds' "It isn't nice",

It isn't nice to block the doorway
It isn't nice to go to jail
There are nicer ways to do it
But the nice ways always fail
It isn't nice, it isn't nice
You told us once, you told us twice
But if that is Freedom's price
We don't mind.

Seems the Occupying mob aren't being nice because;

It isn't nice to carry banners
Or to sit in on the floor
Or to shout our cry of Freedom
At the hotel and the store
It isn't nice, it isn't nice
You told us once, you told us twice
But if that is Freedom's price
We don't mind.

Mr. Charlie sees us but wants to ignore us;

We have tried negotiations
And the three-man picket line,
Mr. Charlie didn't see us
And he might as well be blind.
Now our new ways aren't nice
When we deal with men of ice,
But if that is Freedom's price
We don't mind.

Lynchings my be history unless its done by the state (R.I.P. Troy Davis);

How about those years of lynchings
And the shot in Evers' back?
Did you say it wasn't proper
Did you stand out on the track?
You were quiet just like mice
Now you say we aren't nice
But if that is Freedom's price
We don't mind.

Bonus message.

There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’


(First song I ever learned)

Bring the hammer down.

Originally posted to Protest Music on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 05:44 AM PDT.

Also republished by Team DFH and Occupy Wall Street.

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