well in case you haven’t heard
the climate’s changing fast
new orleans ain’t the first
it sure as hell won’t be the last
it’s only worse from here
all the scientists agree
will it be death by “natural” causes
or death by bureaucracy?

hey FEMA, fuck you!
leave our town alone
hey FEMA, fuck you!
we’ll take care of our own.

if your house is relocated
to the middle of the street
if you’re waist deep in toxic water
looking for something to eat
the government will be there
to take care of you real well
to shoot your hungry neighbors
and kick you out of your hotels

as the waters keep on rising
something else will come to light
the people waiting on the rooftops
almost none of them are white
racism is systemic
it’s not that hard to see
just ask the Federal Exterminating Minorities Agency

i guess it’s not surprising
look who they’re working for
the same damn corporations
making profit off the war
once they gentrify the ghetto
leave the poor folks in a ditch
they’ll bulldoze homes and build casinos
make a playground for the rich

corporations will not save us
and neither will the state
we can’t rely on them
it’s already too late
so let’s get to know our neighbors


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    General CommentI left part out and this site has changed or I've Just misplaced the edit button. Either way, here you are:

    well in case you haven’t heard
    the climate’s changing fast
    new orleans ain’t the first
    it sure as hell won’t be the last
    it’s only worse from here
    all the scientists agree
    will it be death by “natural” causes
    or death by bureaucracy?

    hey FEMA, fuck you!
    leave our town alone
    hey FEMA, fuck you!
    we’ll take care of our own.

    if your house is relocated
    to the middle of the street
    if you’re waist deep in toxic water
    looking for something to eat
    the government will be there
    to take care of you real well
    to shoot your hungry neighbors
    and kick you out of your hotels

    as the waters keep on rising
    something else will come to light
    the people waiting on the rooftops
    almost none of them are white
    racism is systemic
    it’s not that hard to see
    just ask the Federal Exterminating Minorities Agency

    i guess it’s not surprising
    look who they’re working for
    the same damn corporations
    making profit off the war
    once they gentrify the ghetto
    leave the poor folks in a ditch
    they’ll bulldoze homes and build casinos
    make a playground for the rich

    corporations will not save us
    and neither will the state
    we can’t rely on them
    it’s already too late
    so let’s get to know our neighbors that’s what it’s all about
    we’ll be better off together
    once the oil all runs out

    strong communities, hell yeah!
    we are not alone
    strong communities, hell yeah!
    we’ll take care of our own
    displacedfeveron August 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAl Baker covered this, but changed some lyrics to improvise about the UK.
    audioslave48195on April 12, 2011   Link

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