Occupy! YEAH! YEAH!
Shock-you-py! YEAH! YEAH!


Once upon a time
There was a Great Depression
There was a president named Franklin
When he first got in
A labor leader or two said, “Yo!
Frankie baby, listen up!
These are our demands.”


And FDR said,
“I want to do it
Now make me do it.”
And the people made them do it
Yeah!


Unions they marched
General strikes
Unrest in every town
Up went the camps
They called Hoovervilles
They would not take them down


And so we got the New Deal
Not ‘kuz Scrooge found a heart
But driven by fear in the air
Of revolution


chorus:
Wake up and smell the noise
We won’t take it anymore
Corporate rule must go
We will occupy
We will shock-you-py
And we won’t back down


Ladies and gentlemen, our fearless leaders:


‘O’ please
Your corporate majesties
Won’t you pay a little bit of taxes?
Let us have just a little bit of health care
And holes poked in the top of the jar for air?


Mic check! (Mic check…)


ENOUGH! We say


Million homeless march on Washington
‘Cause they got nowhere to go
Million uninsured converge


And we’ll get Medicare for all
And why stop with the banks
Occupy the malls
Blockade corporate predators
Bosses’ front lawns!


Wake up and smell the noise
We won’t take it anymore
1% must blow
We will occupy
We will shock-you-py
‘Cause we won’t back down


Occupy! YEAH! YEAH!
Shock-you-py! YEAH! YEAH!


Occupy-
Means breaking down the walls
Let ‘em know that we won’t go
‘Til we repo what they stole
Shock-you-py


We’re the bull in the china shop
And we’re never gonna stop
‘Kuz sabotage is FUN
And necessary
FUN
And necessary
FUN
And mandatory


YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!
YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!


So to all who Occupy
And feel the spirit of Shock-you-py
THANK YOU
We won’t go away


We can’t all be here all the time
‘Kuz the change we want
Will take a long time
So tag-team like wrestling,
Re-charge
Flush the burn-out,
Come back strong


Lock-glueing, sit-ins
Boycotts, die-ins
Defend foreclosed homes
Occupy elections


Are just one more way
A prank a day
Keeps the dog leash
Away


Five years from now
Ten years from now
Remember who you are
No matter where
We all wind up
There’s ways to fight the power


Won’t have so much money
But we got our self-respect
Your kids might even like you
And you’ll save on psychmeds


Wake up and smell the noise
We can’t take it any more
Corporate coup must go
We will occupy
We will shock-u-py
And we won’t break down
We will occupy
We will shock-u-py
‘Kuz we can’t back down


Occupy! YEAH! YEAH!
Shock-you-py! YEAH! YEAH!


Lyrics submitted by JohnnyLurg

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