And so the time has finally come
The bourgeoisie has signed the war decree with proletariat blood
And that blood which flows from their pen
Is the closest that they've ever been to the people
You've been to our shows
You've sung our songs
Now we're asking you to add to each chorus you've sung and

Protest against injustice, state terror.
On the streets of the world for the disempowered
You've sung at our shows,
Cheered right over wrong.
Now it's time to hit the streets,
Back up those words you've sung
Because our voices alone this time will not get it done.

Looking to stop a rogue regime?
Well the first one that we must confront is Washington, D.C.
The Bush "terror war:" unconstitutional, unconscionable.
We refuse to let him kill, in our name, for oil!
We know their game,
Know they're corrupt
It's up to us to hit the streets -- time to take our rights back (yeah!).

Protest against injustice, state terror.
On the streets of the world for the disempowered
You've sung at our shows,
Cheered right over wrong!
Now it's time to hit the streets,
Back up those words you've sung
Because our voices alone this time will not get it done.
Because the people, united will get it done

Protest against injustice, state terror.
On the streets of the world for the disempowered

Protest against injustice, state terror.
On the streets of the world for the disempowered

Protest against injustice, state terror.
On the streets of the world for the disempowered

Protest against injustice, state terror.
On the streets of the world for the disempowered


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    General Comment"Protest against injustice, state terror.
    On the streets of the world for the disempowered
    You've sung at our shows,
    Cheered right over wrong.
    Now it's time to hit the streets"

    Hello?! (Echo...Echo). Guess not.
    funkon April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song would ring more true if less of Anti-Flag's audience were bourgeoise themselves. The message that these kids need to actually go do something about their ideals is great, but so much of this song is empty rhetoric that it hits you as a potential great song, but in its current form just weak and inchoate. I guess I'm biased because I'm bitter about the distractions this Anybody But Bush phenomenon and the anti-Iraq War movement in general are to the more benevolent and practical aspects of anarchist activism. I guess my main point in even writing this is that a war should not be necessary in order to incline us to "hit the strreets."
    Speed Is Dreamingon October 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhy has no one commented on this song. It is incredible sounding and very passionate, intelligent and powerful
    River Wolfon March 21, 2006   Link

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