Remy: Occupy Wall Street Protest Song


As the Occupy Wall Street movement spreads like a, well, financial contagion through global markets, intergalactic Internet sensation Remy and give the movement its anthem.

Written and performed by Remy and produced by Meredith Bragg.

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Lyrics to the “Occupy Wall Street Protest Song”

Come gather round people

come and join your hands

we’re taking Wall Street

and we’re making demands

and we’re heeding the call

and we’re crying for help

only 1% of us have wealth

but first we need posters

we need to make signs

but to do so it seems

that we need some supplies

We need poster board

I can’t make it myself

but it’s 10 cents a sheet

at the store it’s on sale

an example of economies of scale

it’s so evil

They’re saying that freedom

has done little to stop

Corporations from keeping

the wealth at the top

But at what point in history

would a kid and a king

both have clean water to drink?

George Washington was

the richest man of his age

But he lost all his teeth

at a very young age

Because they didn’t have Scope

and they all crapped in trays

we’re not wealthy?

now there’s fountains on streets

from which clean water pours

Four dollar generics

at all big box stores

a sultan and student

both have iPhone 4s

it’s not fair

Come gather young people

come on everyone

and I’ll tell you a tale

of a fortunate son

He’s born in a country

and given vaccine

and rendered immune

to all kinds of disease

the Kardashians are on

all his TVs

it’s not perfect

Banks don’t need bailouts

on that we agree

so let’s start up a group

and let’s take to the streets

because if we do that then

you know what that means

we’re racist.



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