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I woke up on the Phil Ochs side of the bed.

The rich guys always get the breaks
  Whenever laws are bent
The rest of us get pepper spray
  For showing our dissent
If you say laws must be obeyed,
  Then banks need indictment
We are the 99 percent.

We are the 99 percent
We are the 99 percent
They'll try to break our spirit
But we will not relent
We are the 99 percent

I'm honest and hard working
  Try to keep up with the rent
I love this land America,
  And the hope it represents
So I went to Zuccotti Park
  With all the folks in tents
We are the 99 percent.

We are the 99 percent
We are the 99 percent
If you want to govern us
You must have our consent
We are the 99 percent

Senators and Congressmen,
  Who do you represent?
Do those who buy your campaign ads
  Also buy the government?
If you won't help the middle class
  Then you need replacement
We are the 99 percent.

We are the 99 percent
We are the 99 percent
We're registered to vote, and
You must have our consent
We are the 99 percent

I put this in the public domain.

If you like it, sing it. If you don't, write another one.

Thank you OWS

Originally posted to Liberal Capitalist on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 07:06 AM PST.

Also republished by Protest Music, DKOMA, and ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement.

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